Amaranth 'Hopi Red Dye' Seeds

Originally grown as a dye plant by the Hopi Nation, a Native American tribe of the Southwest.

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Hopi Red Dye was originally grown as a dye plant by the Hopi Nation, a Native American tribe of the Southwest. The Hopis use the deep-red flower bracts as a natural dye to color their world-renowned piki bread. The plant produces deep purple leaves, stunning burgundy flowers, and nutritious black seeds. Every life stage of the plant is edible, including the sprouts, micro-greens, baby greens, whole young plants, mature leaves, and seeds. It’s especially prized for its tender baby leaves that add bright color accents to salads.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Amaranthus cruentus
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/16 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Plant Spacing 12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Fuchsia (Red-Purple), Magenta (Pink-Purple), Maroon (Purple-Brown), Scarlet (Dark Red)
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Fall, Mid-Summer
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, Flowers are good for cutting, Flowers are good for drying and preserving, Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Propagation Methods From herbaceous stem cuttings, From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Seeds Per Pack 100