Amaranth

Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6

66.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
LP
Location:
exline, IA, United States
Date:
July 31, 2016
          4.0
 
ornamental
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? unique, colorful

What are the cons? short plant

Review:

Elephant Head amaranth is one of the coolest looking plants, its seed head is bulky and a bit comical (its characteristic shape does look like a big nose or a finger) and seems to bring a fun character to the space it's in.. self seeds but not as invasive as some other amaranths we have tried.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jane
Location:
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Date:
October 26, 2015
          5.0
 
Elephant Head Amaranth
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Huge blooms until snowfall

What are the cons? Blooms can topple the plant

Review:

My garden was gifted my first plant by the birds. I saved the dried bloom and planted seeds in several locations the next year. I too have a range of shapes in the bloom head from that single plant. Each year I replant, the blooms get bigger and more varied.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Indifferent Hedgehog
Location:
Columbus, OH
Date:
January 18, 2015
          1.0
 
Need a pure seed source
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Good ornamental

What are the cons? Not much reseeding

Review:

I grew "Elephant Head" some years ago and enjoyed its, um, unique appearance (in flower, the plant looks like it's giving a one-finger salute to garden visitors). The plants I grew from Baker Creek seed in 2014 unfortunately were a mixed bag - some had the thick, upright flowering stalk characteristic of this variety, while others had the feathery heads typical of other forms of Amaranthus. Baker Creek needs to make sure that it or its supplier maintains a pure stand of "Elephant Head" that isn't promiscuously crossing with other nearby Amaranthus.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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13 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Hackleburg Honey
Location:
Hackleburg, AL
Date:
July 20, 2014
          5.0
 
One of my favorites
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very easy to grow, beautiful.

What are the cons? none

Review:

I have never grown Amaranth, and chose this because of how unique it is. I have it growing in a bed as well as a small pot. Both are thriving. I have no complaints. It is one of the easiest things I have grown. Obviously the potted plant stayed small, but the rest is every bit of 7 feet tall.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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28 out of 28 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dave
Location:
Lexington, KY
Date:
October 8, 2013
          5.0
 
Elephant Head Amaranth
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Decorative deep red

What are the cons? None

Review:

The red flower spikes start out small but just keep growing larger and more dense than the photo. The seeds keep for 5 years. They tolerate dry soil and will bounce back from limp leaves. They also grow in wet conditions. They were planted in pond mud and placed in furrows to grow. In partial sun the heads have become heavy enough that the plant needs support. In full sun health food store amaranth has grown to 8 feet. Love Lies has grown to 7 feet. A very adaptable plant will even seed in just several inches of soil. They can be dried for craft and decoration. Good high protein source of food.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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