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Amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus) - Hopi Red Dye Amaranth

Open Pollinated - Tender Annual/Reseeding - Plant in Full Sun

A stately 4-6' beautiful, edible plant with dark purplish-red leaves and burgundy-red flowers. Use young plants to make nutritious steamed greens or add them to soups. Seeds can be ground into a high protein, gluten free flour, cooked for cereal or popped like pop-corn.

Attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping. Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season. Flowers are good for cutting, drying and preserving

Flower bract traditionally used by the Hopis to make a food dye to color their ceremonial piki bread.

Package contains approximately 50+ seeds comes with planting directions. Seeds were collected last summer/fall from my Armaranth plants.

All my plants are grown naturally using eco friendly, sustainable, organic gardening practices. No sprays, synthetic chemicals or pesticides are ever used. GranMary's Herb Garden honors the Safe Seed Pledge; all my seed are untreated and, of course, GMO free.

Additional seed orders ship free; also ships free with purchase of another (non seed) product from my shop.

Hopi Red Dye Amaranth//Amaranthus cruentus Seeds


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  • Handmade item
  • Craft type: Gardening
  • Organic: Yes
  • Seed type: Vegetable
  • Materials: Amaranthus cruentus Seeds, Hopi Red Dye Amaranth Seeds
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 548 reviews
  • Favorited by: 58 people