Organic Hopi Red Dye Amaranth, Heirloom

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF

Organic Hopi Red Dye Amaranth, Heirloom

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF
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The Seed Savers Exchange - A commanding presence in the garden, this heirloom amaranth grows 4½-6' tall with a showy display of dark purple-green leaves, solid purple stems, and long, draping deep purple-red inflorescences. Used for dye or as an ornamental, it comes to Seed Savers Exchange through Native Seeds/SEARCH, which notes this variety was collected in the lower area of Moenkopi, Arizona. The Hopi people make a natural scarlet food dye from the flower bracts to color piki bread. It flowers in mid-to-late-June in the Northeast Iowa if started indoors. 

  • Organic
  • From the Seed Saver Collection
  • Stunning ornamental
  • Grows 4 1/2-6' tall
  • 250 Seeds

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Plant out into average well-drained soil after the danger of frost has passed. Good cutting flower, fresh or dried.

Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost

Germination 7-10 days

Plant 12-18" apart

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