Hopi Red Dye Amaranth

Rating:
94% of 100

90 days. A stunningly vibrant ornamental with myriad traditional Indigenous uses. Originally grown as a dye plant by the southwestern Hopi Nation, this variety has the reddest seedlings of any amaranth known. Plants reach 4-6 feet and cut a most striking figure in the garden! The Hopis use the deep red flower bract as a natural dye to color their world-renowned piki bread. The brilliant red dye rendered from its flowers can be used in craft projects and as a natural food dye -- the possibilities are endless. The young leaves are excellent sautéed.

  • Full Sun
  • Sprouts in 3-4 Days
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-90 Degrees F
  • Plant Spacing: 6"
  • Plant Height: 4-6'
  • Frost Hardy: No
  • Amaranthus cruentus

Growing Tips: Surface sow seeds directly in the garden after danger of frost, barely covering. Requires full sun. Tolerates heat and drought but does best with average moisture and fertility.

$3.00
Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 100
SKU
AM134
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