Hopi Red Dye amaranth is a beautiful plant with dark, purplish-red leaves and burgundy-red flowers. It's terrific at the back of the border. Pictures can't do justice to this wonderful plant.
Amaranth 'Hopi Red Dye' has shiny black seeds. They can be cooked for cereal or ground into a gluten-free flour. The leaves of this variety are my favorite for adding to soups. Use the tender leaves of young plants. 110 days to maturity.
Sowing Amaranth 'Hopi Red Dye' Seeds:
Sow outdoors close to the last frost date. Or sow indoors 4 weeks early. Barely cover the seeds. Thin to 12-18" apart. Full sun.