AMARANTHUS SEEDS

Amaranth

Amaranthus caudatus, A. cruentus, A. hybridus, A. tricolor, A. gangeticus

How to plant Amaranthus seeds

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LOVE­-LIES­-BLEED­ING Amaranthus Seeds Amaranthus caudatus

This stunning accent plant is an ideal choice for beds, borders, or containers. Plants grow 3-5 ft. tall and produce rope-like bright red tassels over a long summer and fall season. Flowers are excellent for cutting or drying. The foliage is edible and highly nutritious. Packet is 3½ grams, about 5,000 seeds.

3.5 grams - $2.49
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Fat Spike amaranthus seeds New AMR0001

FAT SPIKE Amaranthus Seeds Amaranthus caudatus

Large, deep red-purple, 3 in. wide, tapered spikes stand 3 to 4 ft. tall. Medium green, edible foliage. Fat Spike creates an excellent vertical focal point in the garden and as a cut flower, fresh or dried.

100 seeds - $2.99
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Burgundy amaranthus seeds New AMR0004

BUR­GUNDY Amaranthus Seeds Amaranthus spp.

Organically grown. In addition to being highly ornamental, Burgundy is one of the best amaranthus to grow for eating. Deep reddish-purple leaves add beauty and nutty flavor to salads when harvested young. Mature plants soar to 5 to 6 ft. tall, topped with vivid magenta feathery plumes. Abundant light tan seeds are superior for cooking as a grain.

1 gram - $3.99
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PONY TAILS MIXED Amaranthus Seeds Amaranthus caudatus

This outstanding blend of Green Tails and Love-lies-bleeding amaranthus create a pleasing color contrast. Vigorous 3-5 ft. tall plants produce pendent, swinging bright-red and green tassels in summer and fall. Pony Tails Mixed amaranthus make great cut flowers, fresh or dried.

250 seeds - $2.99
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PER­FECTA Amaranthus Seeds Amaranthus tricolor

Perfecta amaranthus plants are topped in gorgeous scarlet and yellow leaves, reverses are chocolate-brown, yellow, and green. Plants grow to 4-5 ft. tall and are at home at the back of the border or planted among shrubs.

200 seeds - $2.99
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MOLTEN FIRE Amaranthus Seeds Amaranthus tricolor

Glowing crimson-maroon foliage on stunning, fast-growing 3-4 ft. tall plants. The leaves are edible and are excellent for cutting.

200 seeds - $2.99
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ILLUMI­NATION Amaranthus Seeds Amaranthus tricolor

Stunning crimson and golden orange foliage tops sturdy columns of bright green leaves. These fast growing annuals reach 4 ft. tall. Leaves are edible and are excellent for cutting. Often referred to as 'summer poinsettia.'

¼ gram - $2.99
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HOT BIS­CUITS Amaranthus Seeds Amaranthus cruentus

Fast-growing 4-5 ft. tall plants produce gorgeous 2 ft. cinnamon-orange plumes over a long summer and fall season. An outstanding cut flower, Hot Biscuits amaranthus adds welcome spice to autumn bouquets. Plants are easy to grow.

250 seeds - $2.99
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CAR­NIVAL Amaranthus Seeds Amaranthus gangeticus

Get ready: the Carnival amaranthus show gets more and more uproarious as the season progresses. Early summer brings bronze and green foliage that morphs into warmer and brighter shades of yellow, orange, and pink, finishing the show with tall purple spiked flowers late summer into autumn. With some early season pruning, Carnival amaranthus plants grow round and bushy, to 3-4 ft. tall. Left alone, Carnival will grow more columnar, reaching 5 ft. or more tall.

50 seeds - $2.99
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GREEN TAILS Amaranthus Seeds Amaranthus caudatus 'Viridis'

Similar to Love-lies-bleeding, with drooping lime-green tassels which are superb fresh cut or dried. Plants grow 3-5 ft. tall. Packet is 3.5 grams, about 5,000 seeds.


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Marvel Bronze amaranthus seeds New AMR0003

MARVEL BRONZE Amaranthus Seeds Amaranthus paniculatus

Deep burgundy foliage and brilliant purple feathery upright spikes grow 3-5 feet tall. Flowers are long lasting fresh cut or dried; foliage is edible and highly nutritious. Marvel Bronze provides a stunning contrast when combined with white and other light-colored flowers.


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How to Plant and Grow Amaranthus

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Plant Amaranthus Seeds: Direct sow amaranthus seeds into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost (and the soil has fully warmed) in groups of 4 seeds spaced 18-24 in. apart. Thin to the strongest plant. Or, scatter seed over ground that has had the top 1 in. of soil loosened. Rake seed in lightly, walk over area to firm soil. Keep moist until germination. Amaranthus seed is easy to germinate provided the soil is warm. Seed can also be started indoors in cell packs or 2 in. containers. Kept at 65-75°F., germination is in 10-21 days.

Grow Amaranthus: Full or part sun. Plants tolerate high heat, and any soil as long as drainage is good. Amaranthus will grow faster, produce more flowers with regular water; will tolerate some drought once established. Seed heads attract birds.