Amaranth, Red Spike (Amaranthus Cruentus) Seed


Seed packages contain a generous amount of seed for the home gardener.

10 in stock

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Red Spike Amaranth, also known as amaranthus cruentus, is easily grown in average, well-drained soils in full sun. This amaranth is characterized by its dark red, feathery plumes, and can grow up to 3-6 feet in one season. Its seeds can be popped like popcorn or ground into a flour, and its young leaves are similar to spinach, especially great in salads. It also adds a fall touch to floral arrangements.

Type: Annual
Growing Zones: 3-9
Sow: Start indoors in pots 6-8 weeks before the last frost or sow directly outside after the danger of frost has passed.
Sow Depth: 1/4 in.
Days to Germinate: 7-14 days between 65-80F
Sunlight: Full sun
Bloom Time: Summer through Fall
Bloom Description: Red to deep-purple foliage, with red flowers resembling spikes.
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Special Properties: Diuretic, edible, attractive flowers

Additional information

Weight .03 lbs
Dimensions 3.75 × 2.25 × .1 in


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