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Botanical Interests "Burgundy" Amaranth Seeds

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Annual. Summer to fall. 5' to 8' tall. Full Sun. Tall, magnificent addition to the back of the border with burgundy plumes. Stems and leaves turn from green to reddish burgundy in fall. Looks stunning next to yellow sunflowers. Highly nutritious grain can be harvested and cooked like rice or popped like popcorn. Amaranth grain is high in protein and other nutrients. Leaves can be picked young for salads or steamed like spinach. Sacred plant to the Aztecs who believed that it had supernatural power and gave their warriors strength

When to plant outside: Spring, after average last frost.

When to start inside: 4-6 weeks before average last frost.

Special Germination Instructions: Germination is best when soil temperatures are 65 to 75 degrees. Sow 1/4 deep and keep moist.

Amaranth Blog Notes "

Starting At: $1.99

Product Code: 2012
Variety: Amaranth Burgundy Organic Seed
Genus: Amaranthus
Species: hypochondriacus
Variety/Cultivar: Burgundy
Type: A
Min Height: 72
Max Height: 96
Width (Inches): 24
Bloom Period: "Summer, Fall"
Exposure: Full Sun
Spring Sowing: Spring
When to Plant Outside: After average last frost
When to Plant Inside: 4-6 wks before avg last spring frost
Late Summer/Fall Sowing: Not recommended
Flower Color: Burgundy
Drought: yes
Edible: yes
Heirloom: yes
Manufacturer's Code: 2012
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