NEW for 2024!
This heirloom amaranth from Durango, Mexico, is grown for its super-nutritious seeds, but could just as easily be called a fabulous ornamental. Stalks are 4-8 feet tall, with extravagant seedheads in marbled patterns of pale pink, blonde, and fuschia. Easy to grow and heat tolerant, with hulless light tan seeds.
Copperhead, Opopeo, and Rio San Lorenzo are the varieties we recommend if you want to harvest amaranth seed to eat - they'll provide the most seed. Of course these varieties are also wonderful ornamentals, bringing high drama to the garden all summer. All the amaranths have edible young leaves as well as highly nutritious seeds, but some are more often grown as ornamentals - see our selection in the Flower section.
Latin name: Amaranthus hypochondriacus
Approx. 100 seeds per packet
Grown in Potter Valley, California
Certified Organic by CCOF
Feb 19, 2024
The seeds arrived in great shape.