Amaranth feathers Calomeria amaranthoides

amaranth feathers


C. amaranthoides is a frost tender, erect and branching biennial to 2m tall with aromatic, lance-shaped leaves. Airy heads of small, tubular, pink to reddish-brown flowers are borne from summer into autumn

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      amaranth feathers incense plant plume bush see more

    • Common names

      Humea elegans

  • skullToxicity

    Leaves and flower bracts may cause skin irritation. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      1.5-2.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.5-1 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    None required

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Prairie Planting

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed

  • insectPests

    Generally trouble free

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by a virus