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HL = Heirloom. Seeds which have been saved over many years and passed down, in original form, from generation to generation.

Ideal for Drying and Crafts

Ideal for Drying and Crafts

Variety is excellent for creating dried Flowers.

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.

For supplies, such as fertilizers and pest and disease controls, the OG symbol identifies products 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

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets

Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.


OpopeoOrganic Amaranthus Seed


Product ID: 1535

Sturdy, productive filler flower.

Striking bronze foliage with bright red spikes adds rich color to fresh and dried arrangements. Pinching will encourage side branching. Common names include Amaranth and Tassel Flower; this particular species of amaranth is also known as Slim Amaranth. Organically grown. Ht. 70-78". Avg. 39,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.

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Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   65-75

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

Product Symbols:

Heirloom   Ideal for Drying and Crafts   Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies   Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets  

Shipping Information & Notes

Seeds can be dried and eaten or ground into flour. Leaves and young seedlings can be used in soups and salads.

Growing Information


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

SOWING: 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.


SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Well-drained soil.

PLANT HEIGHT: Varies. Providing support is advised.



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.

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

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