Beautiful two-tone brooms!
Favorite ornamental and edible plants in the garden. A great presence in arrangements. Most effective as a cut flower in arrangements, a good pot-plant and, not often appreciated – if carefully dried, the color of the spikes remains unchanged for a considerable time. Like all amaranths, both the fresh young leaves and mature seeds are nutritional powerhouses. Can be used for popping seeds. Pinching out the center bud is recommended for optimum branching.
Sowing: Sow 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Barely cover the seed. Bottom water or mist to avoid covering seeds with displaced soil. Harden off by growing at 62-65°F (17-18°C) and transplant outside after the last frost. Direct sow: After the last frost, sow thinly, barely covering the seed. When seedlings have first true leaves, thin to 12-15″ apart.