(Amaranthus sp.) Annual in the Amaranthaceae Family. “Amaranth” is of Greek origin and means “unfading flower”. This variety has maroon foliage, red inflorescences, and tiny black seeds. 4-5 ft. tall. Ornamentally striking. Leaves are harvested for salads or as a “summer spinach”. The seeds are eaten as a grain.
Cultivation & harvesting suggestions: Warm-weather plant. Sow seeds in Spring after the last Frost, either in flats or directly in the garden. Give 1-3 ft. spacings. Drought-tolerant once established. Not particular about soil type, but appreciates compost. Harvest leaves continuously. For grain harvest, shake flowering heads into a bag while still on plant, over time until you have them all, or cut the heads and hang them over a tarp. Winnow. Will self-sow.
Contains 100 seeds