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This is a dramatic plant with dark red foliage and bright red flowerspires. The leaves are delicious and nutritious in salads, especially as baby leaves. The flowers make stunning bouquets. Their seedheads produce a toastable grain similar to quinoa. They thrive in extremely high heat over 100 degrees.


To plant, simply sow the seeds 1/4 inch deep in well-drained soil and water regularly. Amaranth plants thrive in full sun and can grow up to 6 feet tall, making them a striking addition to any garden. Harvest the leaves when they are young and tender for a delicious addition to salads, stir-fries, and soups.


  • Plant Type: Salad Green
  • Latin Name: Amaranthus cruentus
  • Packed For: 2024
  • Days to Maturity: 45
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Branching
  • Planting Time: Spring and Fall
  • Hybrid Status: Open-Pollinated
  • Hardy to Zone: 2
  • Frost Tolerance: Frost Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerance: Heat Tolerant 100+ 
  • Approximate Weight in Grams: 0.2
  • Approximate Seed Count: 250
  • Sun Needs: Full or partial sun
  • Water Needs: Medium watering
  • Planting Instructions: Sow directly, 1/4 inch deep
  • Fullgrown Plant Size: 6 feet tall


Image Credit: "Red Amaranth" by Tobyotter is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Garnet Red Amaranth Seeds

SKU: 15
  • Because we can not ensure that all plant care directions are followed, all purchases are final. 

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