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Amaranthus 'Magic Fountain' has some common insect problems:
Aphids Found on Flowers and Foliage
Amaranthus 'Magic Fountain' has some common disease problems:
Phytophthora Blight and Root Rot on Annuals and Herbaceous Perennials

Magic Fountain Amaranthus Amaranthus 'Magic Fountain'

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
am-a-RAN-thus MA-gick FOUN-tan
Description

An annual plant known best for its long, drooping, red or gold tassels.  Genus name comes from the Greek word amarantos meaning unfading in reference to the long-lasting flowers of some species. 

use fresh or in dry arrangements

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#gold#red#sun#showy flowers#full sun#partial shade#annual#green#cut flowers#flower arrangements#dried flowers#plume
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#gold#red#sun#showy flowers#full sun#partial shade#annual#green#cut flowers#flower arrangements#dried flowers#plume
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Amaranthus
    Family:
    Amaranthaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Edibility:
    Seeds, leaves
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Good Dried
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Amaranthus 'Magic Fountain' colors may be red, purple, green, gold, rose, or bronze. This plant has catkin-like plumes.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No