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Elephant Head Amaranth
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Elephant Head Amaranth (100-200 seeds) (AM116) $3.00

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Elephant Head Amaranth

         
 
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This heirloom was brought to the USA from Germany in the 1880’s and so named because the huge flower heads often take on the appearance of an elephant’s trunk. The 3- to 5-foot plants produce flowers that are deep reddish-purple in color. A striking variety that is among the most unique we sell.

 

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Elephant Head Amaranth
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 10
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

80.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Powers
Location:
Milwaukee, WI, United States
Date:
November 8, 2018
          5.0
 
Love this amaranth
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Stunning, edible, self seeds

What are the cons? Not aggressive

Review:

Bought these seeds to re-claim an area of the yard overgrown with weeds, and later harvest some of the black seeds for eating. The seeds have a high germination rate and readily sprout, most plants are viable and reach maturity, the magenta seed heads are stunning, produced enough leaves and seeds for me to eat some. Whole family loved this plant. Didn't get eaten up by deer, squirrels, rabbits, or birds. This plant self seeds and returns next season, but not aggressively so. I will have to re-plant next season, I didn't see any pop up this year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

10 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tina
Location:
Vacaville, CA, United States
Date:
August 13, 2017
          5.0
 
Elephant head amaranth
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Stunning appearance in gardens

What are the cons? None

Review:

Gorgeous heads adds to the garden conversation. Easy to grow. Low watering. Would highly recommend this stunner.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
snowyowl
Location:
cork, Ireland
Date:
August 13, 2017
          5.0
 
Elephant head
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Grew from seed in abundance!

What are the cons? nothing to add here.

Review:

I grew the elephant head from seed, in Ireland this year, both in the poly tunnel and also outside. I use the young leaves in green juices. The flowers are beautiful in the garden - so easy to grow. It's good to sow different seeds!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
linda
Location:
THORNBURYOntario Canada, Please Select, Canada
Date:
October 16, 2016
          4.0
 
Linda
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? transplants easily

What are the cons? none

Review:

Planted my first plant that was about 8 inches tall in the early summer of 2014...every year they come back, and every year they get bigger ...this summer the flower was about 2 feet long and 12" around....others were close in size....such an eye catching plant..love it...

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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