Dreadlocks Amaranth

New! Amaranthus caudatus var. gibbosus. An over-the-top version of Love Lies Bleeding, this unique Amaranth’s red-stemmed stalks of light green foliage are topped with fuzzy, bodaciously knobby ropes of magenta flowers that drape up to three feet! Height: 3’ to 5’.

One packet of about 1,500 seeds

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  • Information

  • Also known as Chinese Spinach or Joseph's Coat, Amaranth is an ornamental annual, a valuable cutting flower and a culinary green. It may be started indoors 6 to 8 weeks prior to transplanting outside after the last spring frost date, or it may be direct-sown after the last possible frost date. It may be grown as a tender baby leaf for upscale salad mixtures or as a mature leaf when it may be cooked in much the same way as Spinach. As a mature leaf, its rich, earthy flavor is perfect in soups, stews and sautes. But wait, there's more. Amaranth seed can be crushed into gluten-free flour and its decorative red bracts can be used as a natural dye. It is one amazing plant. Deer resistant.

    Average seed life: 1 year.

  • Gardening Tips

Also known as Chinese Spinach or Joseph's Coat, Amaranth is an ornamental annual, a valuable cutting flower and a culinary green. It may be started indoors 6 to 8 weeks prior to transplanting outside after the last spring frost date, or it may be direct-sown after the last possible frost date. It may be grown as a tender baby leaf for upscale salad mixtures or as a mature leaf when it may be cooked in much the same way as Spinach. As a mature leaf, its rich, earthy flavor is perfect in soups, stews and sautes. But wait, there's more. Amaranth seed can be crushed into gluten-free flour and its decorative red bracts can be used as a natural dye. It is one amazing plant. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 1 year.

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