Although the amaranth is back in my garden by accident this year I must admit to enjoying the splash of color that the feather like flower heads add to the whole picture. A had a vase of the dried flower heads on the table and inevitably seeds dropped onto the path and were washed by rains to the edge of the sunken garden.
I have been watching the hummingbirds through the window and to my surprise they seem to be like visiting the flower for nectar.
The leaves of this plant are also attractive as the cooler weather brings out their multicolored hues.
They also form a nice backdrop to the medley of narrow leaf zinnia and cosmos.