Red Garnet Amaranth from Glen seeds are beautiful upright maroonish plants that grows the highest of all the Amaranth types we stock at Glen Seeds. As plants start to die back towards the end of the season the colour change into typical brownish autumn hues. Flower heads are upright grows all along the stem with the biggest flower heads at the highest point of the plants. Red Garnet works well as a backdrop plant in any flower bed or veggie patch.
Plants are sturdy upright and grows quite high, 6 to 7 feet. Red Garnet Amaranth is a prolific grain producer.
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 Red Garnet Amaranth 70cm apart.
Approximately 200 seeds.