(Amaranthus sp.) Direct seed or set young, growing amaranth transplants after danger of frost, in rich soil and full sun. Space 2-3 feet apart. Drought tolerant, but more productive with adequate moisture. Harvest young leaves for greens all summer long. Amaranth seeds mature over a long period, so must be collected several times for best production; or, cut and hang upside-down indoors, collecting seeds on a tarp as they fall. (Some threshing may be necessary.) This crop is easy to grow, quite colorful and makes delicious greens and grain. A good ornamental plant for landscaping
A blazing whirl of fantastic colors-brilliant red against flame yellow with a green contrast. Joseph's Coat is beautiful when used in containers, edging or mass plantings. So striking it can be planted as a specimen plant. Celebrate with the fireworks of this spectacular centerpiece. Grows up to 3', full sun. Heat and drought tolerant. Amaranthus tricolor.
Callaloo is also a delicious spinach-like vegetable with a rich, earthy, broccoli-like flavour. Extr..
A heat- and drought- tolerant green in spectacular splashes of color! Leaf amaranth is popular in Asia, eaten raw, stir fried, or steamed. This is by far the most tender and sweetest amaranth for edible greens, making for vibrant and delicious salad. The young leaves are a perfect spinach substitute; the intricately colored leaves are juicy and succulent. This is the go-to “green” for mid-summer when all others have bolted; harvested just 30-40 days from sowing.
Annual flowering plant can grow 2-3 feet in height and produces long lasting 18" beautiful red flower tassles. Tolerates both humid and arid conditions. Many parts of the plant, including leaves and seeds, are edible.
How To Grow
Amaranthus thrives in dry soil. Direct sow seed 6 mm (1/4") deep outdoors in a sunny site after danger of frost has passed. For an early start, seed may be started indoors in early April. Seed germinates at 20 C (70 F) i..