Amaranth Hopi Red Dye - 15 seeds

Amaranth Hopi Red Dye - 15 seeds


Amaranthus cruentus x powellii - Originally grown as a dye plant by the southwestern Hopi Nation, this variety has the reddest seedlings of any amaranth known, making it a natural for micro-green mixes! Plants reach 4-6 feet and cut a most striking figure in the garden! The Hopis use the deep-red flower bract as a natural dye to color their world-renowned piki bread.

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Sow amaranth seeds outdoors close to the last frost date. Or start indoors 4 weeks early. Barely cover the seeds with soil. Thin to 15" apart. Full sun.

Lifecycle: Annual

Hardiness: Half Hardy Annual

Color: Red

Size: 5-6' h x 2-3' w

Season: Summer

Seed to Bloom: 12 wks

Sun: Full sun

Soil: Regular, moist, well-drained