Amaranth Burgundy

Amaranth Burgundy - Seeds & Bulbs


(Amaranthus hypochondiacus)

The elegant burgundy plumes grow atop striking foliage that turns reddish-burgundy in the fall. Excellent for the back of the border; combines well with yellow sunflowers.

The beige seeds are very high in protein and other nutrients. Cook them like rice for a side dish, or pop like popcorn. Very young leaves are good in salads or steamed.

Flower Type: Annual
Bloom Time: Summer to Fall
Height: 5' to 8'
Exposure: Full Sun

When to Sow Outside: Spring, after the last day of frost.
When to Sow Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before last frost. For best results, sow the seeds outside directly in beds and borders.
Seed Depth: 1/4 "
Seed Spacing: 6"
Days to Emerge: 3 to 10
Thinning: When 3" tall thin to 18 inches apart

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