Amaranth 'Hopi Red Dye'
(Amaranthus cruentus x powellii)
2400 seeds $3.00
Amaranth 'Hopi Red Dye' is a beautiful annual with dark, purplish-red leaves and burgundy-red flowers. It looks terrific at the back of the border. Pictures can't do justice to this wonderful plant.
Hopi Red Dye amaranth is a famous heirloom. It has shiny black seeds that can be cooked for cereal or ground into a gluten-free flour. The tender, young leaves of this variety are my favorite for adding to soups.
110 days to maturity.
Sowing Amaranth 'Hopi Red Dye' Seeds
Sow amaranth seeds outdoors close to the last frost date. Or start indoors 4 weeks early. Barely cover the seeds with soil. Thin to 15" apart. Full sun.