- Planting & Care
- Useful Information
- Shipping Information
Amaranth - Elephant Head - Amaranthus gangeticus
Tender Annual Open Pollinated, Heirloom. As the name represents, when this flower blooms it looks like an elephant’s trunk is pointing towards the sky. This deep red flower is large and can be 10-12 in. long on a 3-5 ft. tall plant. The seeds are edible and can be popped, cooked like a grain or grounded into flour. Not only are the seeds edible, but the young leaves are nutritious greens.
Flowers: Good cut flower, edible seed head. Blooms mid summer to fall
Attracts: Seed heads attract finches
Soil: Adaptable to various soil types
USDA Zone: 2-10
Plant In: Spring
Planting Depth: 1/8"
Days to Germinate: 3-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 3-5'
Sun/Shade Requirements: Full Sun
Water Needs: Moderate Water Bloom Season: Summer, Fall
Seeding Rate: Use 125 Seeds per Square Foot
Facts of Note: Amaranth is a pseudo cereal, meaning the seed is used like a cereal grain. 75 days to maturity.
Approx Seeds per Pack: 45,725
Peaceful Valley brand wildflower seeds are all non-GMO.
Buy with confidence and plant the best!
- Edible Flower
Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
Dimensions: 8.0"L x 4.0"W x 0.5"H
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s).