Amaranth Dye Seed Pack / Red

SEE-2226

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A beautiful ornamental herb with rich maroon colored leaves and long cascading flower bracts, producing a beautiful red dye.

A beautiful ornamental herb with rich maroon colored leaves and long cascading flower bracts. The aerial parts of Hopi-Red-Dye Amaranth produce a beautiful red dye.

The seeds are edible and nutritious and can replace poppy seeds in recipes. Amaranth is also a food source for birds, making it a very versatile herb to grow.

A simple way to collect the seeds is to hang the flower stalks upside down over a sheet. As the seeds after ripen, they can easily be shaken out onto the sheet to collect. 

Flowers can be dried and used as an everlasting craft as well.  

Description

  • Scientific Plant Name: Amaranthus cruentus x A. powellii
  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Height @ Maturity: 3 - 6'
  • Seeds per Packet: ~100

Germination Tips

  • Plant outdoors in spring after danger of frost, or indoors 6 weeks before last frost.
  • Barely cover with fine soil, pressing firmly.
  • Be sure to keep moist or cover with clear plastic to retain moisture.
  • Amaranth tends to self sow.
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Description

A beautiful ornamental herb with rich maroon colored leaves and long cascading flower bracts, producing a beautiful red dye.

A beautiful ornamental herb with rich maroon colored leaves and long cascading flower bracts. The aerial parts of Hopi-Red-Dye Amaranth produce a beautiful red dye.

The seeds are edible and nutritious and can replace poppy seeds in recipes. Amaranth is also a food source for birds, making it a very versatile herb to grow.

A simple way to collect the seeds is to hang the flower stalks upside down over a sheet. As the seeds after ripen, they can easily be shaken out onto the sheet to collect. 

Flowers can be dried and used as an everlasting craft as well.  

Description

  • Scientific Plant Name: Amaranthus cruentus x A. powellii
  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Height @ Maturity: 3 - 6'
  • Seeds per Packet: ~100

Germination Tips

  • Plant outdoors in spring after danger of frost, or indoors 6 weeks before last frost.
  • Barely cover with fine soil, pressing firmly.
  • Be sure to keep moist or cover with clear plastic to retain moisture.
  • Amaranth tends to self sow.