Flowers Amaranthus

Hopi Red Dye

Organic Amaranthus Seed

Product ID: 3393G

Dark red amaranth with graceful, easy to use spikes.

Rich color and arching lines for a nice bouquet accent. Humble but sturdy blooms do not dominate arrangements, as is often the case with other amaranth varieties. Compared to the upright types, Hopi Red Dye's flower heads are smaller, about 1-2" wide and 12-24" long. Shorter and smaller blooms than trailing types. When plants are young, and leaves are tender, the foliage makes a nice edible green. Seeds are also edible. Fresh flower clusters, stems, and leaves can be used to make a natural red food dye by soaking the plant parts in water overnight or simmering in hot water. Organically grown. Ht. 40-48". Avg. 48,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.

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Packet

$4.10
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1/4 Ounce

$8.60
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1 Ounce

$25.10
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1/4 Pound

$66.75
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1 Pound

$216.10
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5 Pounds

$1,050.00
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-10 days at 70-75°F (21-24°C).

SOWING:
Support may be necessary.
Transplant: Sow 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Barely cover seed. Bottom water or mist to avoid covering seeds with displaced soil. Harden off by growing at 62-65°F (17-18°C) and transplant outside after last frost.
Direct seed: After last frost, sow thinly, barely covering the seed. When seedlings have first true leaves, thin to 12-15" apart.

LIGHT PREFERENCE:
Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Well-drained soil.

PLANT SPACING:
12-15". For upright, plume type, thinner and more manageable stems can be achieved using a tighter spacing of 3-6".

HARDINESS ZONES:
Annual.

HARVEST:
Fresh: Harvest when at least 3/4 of the flowers on the inflorescence are open.
Dried: Harvest when seed has begun to set and flowers feel firm to the touch. To dry, hang nontrailing varieties upside down. Stand trailing varieties upright in a bucket or other tall container to maintain the draped appearance.

USES:
Fresh or dried cut flower, back of bed, accent in borders, and containers.

SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Amaranthus spp.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Amaranthus cruentus
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
65 - 75 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
Heirloom Heirloom
Seeds saved over many years and passed down, in original form, from generation to generation.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies
Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.

Supplies that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts Heirloom Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies