What is amaranthus?

Though the amaranth plant is typically grown as a decorative flower in North America and Europe, it is, in fact, an excellent food crop that is grown in many parts of the world. Growing amaranth for food is fun and interesting, and adds a little bit of something different to your vegetable garden.

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  These are a truly unique plant.  The blooms of these plants remind you of something straight out of Dr. Suess.


Autumn's Torch

Blending perfectly into the late summer and autumn landscape, the giant 2-foot plumes atop this red amaranth combine soft pistachio-green and bronze tones to create restful, airy beauty in the sunny annual bed. The color shades from more intense green at the base to lighter celery hues and bronze at the tips. Unusual and so pretty. Perfect for cutting for fresh or dried arrangements, these massive blooms last for many weeks on the plant, delighting the songbirds who flock to feast on their seeds all fall.

*Info & Photo taken from Germania Seed Company*

Height: 36 - 48 inches

Spread: 4 - 9 inches

CASCADE SERIES REd (Love Lies bleeding)

Upright habit with long, cascading panicles.

*Info & Photo taken from Germania Seed Company*

Height: 30 - 36 inches

Spread: 4 - 15 inches

Early Splendor

Bright crimson red on bronze leaves. A remarkable improvement over Molten Fire or Aurora. Not only does color appear more than 2 weeks earlier, but is more brilliant than Molten Fire.

*Info & Photo taken from Germania Seed Company*

Height: 36 - 48 inches

Spread: 6- 12 inches