Amaranthus | Red Spike | Seeds

Amaranthus | Red Spike | Seeds

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Description: Deep dark red upright Amaranthus with full spikes that are not only great for cut flowers and botanical dyeing. The young foliage is also an edible green. The plumes are also edible and can be used for lots of different culinary purposes including making amaranth lemonade. 

SEED COUNT: ≈ 250 SEEDS

Planting Instructions: Sow seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Lightly cover seeds with a thin dusting of soil. Bottom water or mist to avoid covering seeds with soil. Transplant outside after the last frost. Direct sow after the danger of frost has passed.  Barely cover seeds and thin when first true leaves appear.

Sun: Full Sun Germination (days till sprouts appear): 7-10 days Life Cycle: Annual Days to maturity: 65 - 75 Days Spacing: 12-15" Height: 48–60" Germination Rate: 86 %