Amaranth

Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4

50.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 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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2 out of 2 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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12 out of 12 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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24 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Unknown
Date:
October 3, 2010
          5.0
 
Family favorite
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

We've grown this in our family for generations. Very striking plant. Grown in many different climates all with good results- grows much bigger in areas with more water and better soil, but sometimes. Can outgrow my sunflowers! Sometimes I like to put it in a poor area where it stays smaller and redder. It will self seed itself like crazy so I use it as a green mulch in the spring by pulling the extras. Leaves are a beautiful green/red which turn redder as the season cools. Finches and small birds enjoy the seeds once they figure out they are there. Very small black seeds- nutty taste.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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