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(Plant heights are given at maturity)
The amaranths are an extremely large family of plants used for food and bloom.
This page is organizied into two lists:  VARIETIES FOR FOOD  &  VARIETIES FOR BLOOM 
VARIETIES FOR BLOOM      (SEE ALSO: Varieties for Food)

Aurora - Amaranthus tricolor - Annual - This variety has creamy yellow upper leaves and bright green lower ones.  Full sun; plant height: 18-24in.
#1019  Packet  $3.50   Approximately 100 seeds

Autumn Pallete Amaranthus cruentus  Autumn Pallete - Amaranthus cruentus - Annual - A beautiful mix of autumn colors (red, yellow, cream, pistachio,and wine) with broad spiked blooms. Makes a lovely bedding plant. Full sun Height: 48 inches
#5478   Packet  $3.50   Approximately 100 seeds



Coral Fountain - Amaranthus caudatus - Annual - Long ropes of coral pink blooms cascade down from strong stems. Great dried flower. Full sun Height: 36 inches
#5475   Packet  $3.50   Approximately 100 seeds

Early Splendor Amaranth  Early Splendor - Amaranth tricolor - Early blooming well branched plants with slightly pendulous scarlet blooms and burgundy foliage.  Very attractive in a bed or border.  Full sun; height: 42in.
#3259  Packet  $3.50   Approximately 100 seeds


Elephant Head - Amaranthus gangeticus - Annual - reseeds freely - Dark red-purple blooms stand erect and remind one of an elephant's head with raised trunk.  Rare German heirloom; drought tolerant: Full sun; plant height 3-5ft.
#101  Packet  $3.50   Approximately 100 seeds


Green Cascade - Amaranthus caudatus - Annual - Long ropes of lime green blooms cascade down from strong stems. Great dried flower. Full sun Height: 36 inches
#5476   Packet  $3.50   Approximately 100 seeds

Green tail Amaranth  Green Tail - Amaranth caudatus - Annual - Yellow-green pendulous blooms and green leaves.  Makes a great companion to Love Lies Bleeding below.  Good cut or dried flower.  Full sun;  height: 42in.
#4274   Packet  $3.50   Approximately 100 seeds

Amaranth Green Torch  Green Torch - Amaranthus hypochondriacus - Annual; Companion to Torch, with green flower heads.  Full sun; plant height: 24in.
#1515  Packet  $3.50   Approximately 100 seeds

Amaranth Hot Biscuits  Hot Biscuits - Amaranth cruentus - Annual - Orange brown drooping spikes on sturdy uniform plants.  Excellent cut flower variety.  Full sun; height: 46in.
#4273  Packet  $3.50   Approximately 100 seeds

Love Lies Bleeding Amaranth  Love Lies Bleeding - Amaranthus caudatus - Annual - Long drooping plumes of deep red make an excellent backdrop or specimen plant.  A favorite of Victorians.  Full sun; plant height: 3-5ft.
#102  Packet  $3.50   Approximately 100 seeds


Mira - Amaranthus caudatus - Annual - Long ropes of bicolor blooms (lime green and rose) blooms cascade down from strong stems. Great dried flower. Full sun Height: 36 inches
#5477   Packet  $3.50   Approximately 100 seeds


Opopeo Amaranth - Amaranthus hybridus - Annual - Bright red spikes on tall stems. Make an excellent cut flower. Full sun; height 6 to 7 ft. Approximately 100 seeds
#1181  Packet  $3.50   Approximately 100 seeds

Amaranth Perfecta   Perfecta - Amaranthus tricolor (Summer Poinsetta, Joseph's Coat)  - Annual - Bright yellow and scarlet upper leaves and green lower ones with chocolate markings make this a colorful addition to your garden.  Full sun; plant height: 18-24in.
#1018  Packet  $3.50   Approximately 100 seeds

Amaranth Torch  Torch - Amaranthus hypochondriacus - Annual;  Tall spikes of red add a touch of color to the garden.  Full sun; plant height: 24in.
#1190  Packet  $3.50   Approximately 100 seeds

Velvet curtains amaranthua cruentus  Velvet Curtains - Amaranthua cruentus - Annual - Incredibly showy variety with deep burgundy leaves on strong stems topped by huge burgundy plumes. Makes a gorgeous border plant. FUll sun Height: 60 inches
#5479   Packet  $3.50   Approximately 100 seeds

VARIETIES FOR FOOD        (SEE ALSO: Varieties for Bloom)

Vegetable Amaranth Calaloo (Vegetable Amaranth) - Amaranthus tricolor - The leaves of this extremely heat tolerant green are used in salads and in cooking and are commonly used in Asian, African and West Indies dishes.  Distinctive taste.  The deep green leaves with purple veins are ornamental as well as tasty.
#1501  Packet  $2.50   Approximately 100 seeds
#Bg-1501   Bulk seed     1 g.    (Approximately 1600 seeds)     $8.50
#B4z-1501   Bulk seed     4 oz.     $59.95
#B1-1501   Bulk seed     1 lb.     $116.90


Calaloo All Red Leaf Vegetable Amaranth   Calaloo ALL RED LEAF (Vegetable Amaranth) - Amaranthus
#5778   Packet  $2.50   Approximately 100 seeds
#Bg-5778     Bulk seed     1 g.    (Approximately 1600 seeds)     $8.25
#B4z-5778     Bulk seed     4 oz.     $55.45
#B1-5778     Bulk seed     1 lb.     $109.00


Golden Grain - Amaranthus hypochondriacus - Good grain variety ripens to a golden brown.  Heavy yields.
#1505  Packet  $3.50   Approximately 100 seeds


Lotus Purple - Amaranthus hypochondriacus - Grain amaranth Heavy yielding. Red/Purple heads with dark purple seeds. Leaves can be used for salad greens when young. Height: 8 feet.
#5777  Packet  $2.50   Approximately 100 seeds
#B4z-5777  Bulk seed     4 oz.     $29.21

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