What are the pros? Good ornamental
What are the cons? Not much reseeding
I grew "Elephant Head" some years ago and enjoyed its, um, unique appearance (in flower, the plant looks like it's giving a one-finger salute to garden visitors).
The plants I grew from Baker Creek seed in 2014 unfortunately were a mixed bag - some had the thick, upright flowering stalk characteristic of this variety, while others had the feathery heads typical of other forms of Amaranthus. Baker Creek needs to make sure that it or its supplier maintains a pure stand of "Elephant Head" that isn't promiscuously crossing with other nearby Amaranthus.
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