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Hopi Red Dye Amaranth Seeds

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Hopi Red Dye Amaranth Seeds

Hopi Red Dye Amaranth is also known as Purple Amaranth, Red Amaranth and Prince's Feather.

Hopi Red Dye Amaranth is a beautiful ornamental herb with richly colored maroon leaves and fantastic long flower bracts. The Marroon flowers are used by the Hopi Indians as a ceremonial food dye and to produce red cornbread.

As with Grain Amaranths, the young plants and young leaves make nutritious steamed greens. The immature flower bracts can be used as a flower dye and the edible black seeds can be ground to make a high protein, gluten-free flour.

These seeds are also edible and can be used as an alternative to Poppy Seeds in recipes.

Also available:
Grain Amaranth Seeds
Additional Details
  • Family: Amaranthaceae
  • Genus: Amaranthus (am-uh-RANTH-us)
  • Species: cruentus (kroo-EN-tus) x A.powellii
  • Cultivar:Hopi Red Dye
  • AKA: Purple Amaranth, Red Amaranth, Prince's Feather
  • Category: Annuals
  • Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
  • Spacing: 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
  • Germination Time: 10 to 21 days
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Bloom Time: Mid Summer , Late Summer/Early Fall
  • Bloom Color: Magenta (Pink-Purple), Fuchsia (Red-Purple), Red, Scarlet (Dark Red), Purple, Dark Purple/Black, Maroon (Purple-Brown)
  • Foliage: Burgundy, Bronze-Green
  • Soil Requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
  • Propagation Methods: From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, indoors before last frost or direct sow after last frost. For best result, allow seeds to germinate in a damp paper towel
  • Other Details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping. Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater. Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings. Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season. Flowers are good for cutting. Flowers are good for drying and preserving


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