Tall, beautiful, and bright red, this Amaranth will add some great color and height to your garden. Not billed as an edible, but has a similar growth habit to all amaranths. Seed saving from Amaranth is easy—let the seed head fully mature in the late summer, then cut down and shake shake shake. Seeds will just keep spilling out. As you could imagine, then, there’s a good chance you won’t have to plant this one more than once if you allow it to reseed itself through the fall.
- Start Indoors: March 1-April 1 and transplant out April 15; Direct Seed: April 1
- Planting Depth: Soil Surface-1/4 in.
- Special Instructions: Amaranth seeds are very small thus benefit from not being buried in the soil. Take special care to ensure soil surface does not dry out or your seeds may dry out while germinating.
- Germination Rate: 99%
- For Raised Beds: Space plants out 6 in., leaving 8-12 in. between rows.
- For Containers: Plant individual plants in a deeper planter at least 2 gallons in size.