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Burgundy Amaranth Seeds

Burgundy Amaranth Seeds

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These majestic plants make a lovely backdrop in the flower garden and a bold statement in flower arrangements. A major crop of the Aztecs, beige seeds follow the dramatic, burgundy plumes in about 105 days; very high in protein and other nutrients. Cook like rice for a side dish or pop like popcorn! Leave the seeds on and watch the birds flock to your yard. Very young leaves are delectable for salads and steaming.

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  • Variety Info
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Variety Info

Family: Amaranthaceae

Native: Probable origin North America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Plant Dimensions: 5'–8' tall, 18"–24" wide

Attributes: Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Attracts Pollinators, Frost Sensitive

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, when soil temperature is 65°–75°F.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Sow in biodegradable pots that can be directly planted in the ground; roots are sensitive to disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 7–14 days

Seed Depth: Barely cover

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18"

Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 18"