‘Hopi Red Dye’ amaranth (Amaranthus) creates a stunning tall focal point in an ornamental border or edible planting, with deep red stems, leaves, and flower plumes that hold their color from germination to frost. Try the young leaves in salads; the black seeds of this ancient grain are edible too. The plants can reach 6 to 7 feet tall in rich soil; 4 to 5 feet is more likely in average garden soil. (Pinching off the main growing tip at some point in early to midsummer can produce branching, if you’d rather have a shorter plant with more, but smaller, plumes.) Full sun. Annual.
Collected in September 2021. At least 50 seeds.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.