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

How to plant Amaranthus seeds

Hopi Red Dye amaranthus seedsNew for 2018 AMR1801

HOPI RED DYE Amaranthus Seeds Amaranthus cruentus

Hopi Red Dye amaranthus supplies plenty of magnificent arching, rope-like tassels which are excellent for cutting and are held on 4 to 7 ft. tall plants. Seedlings are the reddest of any amaranthus and make dazzling microgreens. Flour made from Hopi Red Dye amaranthus seeds is gluten-free and high in protein.

1,000 seeds - $2.49

Marvel Bronze amaranthus seeds AMR0003

MARVEL BRONZE Amaranthus Seeds Amaranthus paniculatus

Deep burgundy foliadge and brilliant purple feathery upright spikes grow 3 to 5 ft. 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.

100 seeds - $2.99

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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 to 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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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 to 5 ft. tall. Packet is 3.5 grams, about 5,000 seeds.

3.5 grams - $2.49

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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 to 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 to 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

Burgundy amaranthus seeds 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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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.