Such a beautiful flower, I cannot imagine it as a weed.
(I better watch my thoughts, as one person’s weed may be another person’s treasure!)
My first time ever to grow this flower, and I had no idea what to expect.
It is about as tall as a cornstalk (5-6 feet, or up to 2 meters), but its ‘tassels’ droop down instead of staying erect, as with corn.
The flowers are a beautiful fuchsia color, and quite elongate
– around 12 inches (30 cm) long.
I read that these flowers can be dried and used in arrangements past their bloom season. Of course, I have to try this:-)
The flower on the far end was cut a few days ago. It was laying on a counter and making a mess by dropping pollen. Time to learn how to dry these.
First thing I discovered was amaranth flowers come in erect or hanging forms.
A suggestion to keep the fall of the flower was to drape it over a box.
This is how I interpret how to arrange these flowers for dehydration. The color of the flower has darkened already. I’ll keep you posted as to the success of this endeavor.