Hopi Red Dye Organic Amaranthus Seed

Product ID:3393G.113393G.11

Quick Facts

Latin Name

Amaranthus cruentus

Days To Maturity

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.

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65 - 75 Days

Life Cycle

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).

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Annual

Hybrid Status

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.

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Open Pollinated

Product Features

Product Features

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.
Heirloom Heirloom
Seeds saved over many years and passed down, in original form, from generation to generation.
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.
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Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Heirloom Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts

Hopi Red Dye Organic Amaranthus Seed

Product ID:3393G.113393G.11

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 x 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. USDA Certified Organic.

Specs:

  • Plant Height: 40–48"
  • Packet: 100 seeds
  • Avg. 48,400 seeds/oz

Quick Facts

Latin Name

Amaranthus cruentus

Days To Maturity

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.

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65 - 75 Days

Life Cycle

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).

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Annual

Hybrid Status

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.

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Open Pollinated

Product Features

Product Features

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.
Heirloom Heirloom
Seeds saved over many years and passed down, in original form, from generation to generation.
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.
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Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Heirloom Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts

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

SOWING: Transplant - Sow 4-6 weeks before planting out. Grow at 62-65°F (17-18°C) until transplanting out. Direct seed - After danger of frost. Support advised.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT: Varies Providing support is advised.

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

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

VASE LIFE: 7-10 days.

HARVEST: Fresh - When at least 3/4 of the flowers on the inflorescence are open.
Dried - Seed has begun to set and flowers feel firm.

Drying - Stand up trailing varieties in a bucket or any tall container to maintain draped appearance. Hang upright varieties to dry.

SOIL:
Well-drained soil. pH: 6-7 preferred.

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

NOTES: Support advised.

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