A bit of Rasta culture for your garden? Dreadlocks Amaranth is a show stopper in any garden, and makes a very pretty and unusual additional to cut flower arrangements. Huge tassels of dark pink, almost purple flower clusters forms in a weeping manner sometimes as long as 6 feet!
Plants grow high, just over six feet and produce an abundance of seeds which makes it suitable for harvesting grains.
Amaranth is not just pretty in the garden as a flower, the plants are edible. Young leaves can be cooked and eaten like spinach, used raw in salads and the seeds can be used as one of the healthiest grains on the planet.
Amaranth do not tolerate frost and are best suited for summer planting. Plants are annual, very tolerant of heat and does well even in very poor soil.
Although the seeds are rather fine, they germinate easily and are robust growers, especially after the seedling stage. Space plants of Dreadlocks Amaranth 70cm to 1 meter apart
Approximately 200 seeds.