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Hopi Red Dye Amaranth grow tall, sturdy plants with purple green leaves that mature to a deep purple and long purple flower tassels. Not only ornamental, amaranth is also edible. The young leaves can be eaten raw, while the mature leaves are better cooked. The cooked amaranth grains can be used in soups, stews, or raw grains ground into flour for baking. Traditionally used as a red food dye. Plus, the stunning flowers make an excellent cut flower for any arrangement. Packet contains ~200 seeds.


  • Annual
  • ~70 days to flowering
  • flowers until frost
  • full sun
  • mature height 3-5 ft (90-150 cm)

Amaranth -Hopi Red Dye Seeds

  • Start amaranth seeds indoors 4-6 weeks prior to your last frost date.

    Press seeds into soil and cover lightly. Keep moist until germination in ~7-10 days.

    Transplant after your last frost date into a sunny location, with plants 12-18 inches (30-45 cm) apart.

  • Amaranthus cruentus

    Also known as African spinach, Chinese spinach, callaloo, grain of the gods

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