Amaranth 'Chinese Giant Orange' Seeds

This 8-foot ornamental plant produces giant, golden-orange flower heads.

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$2.95

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This 8-foot ornamental plant produces giant, golden-orange flower heads. It can be used as a decorative dried flower and as a novel kitchen garden vegetable. Amaranth is an excellent food source: the greens are delicious and very high in important vitamins and minerals, and the abundant tiny seeds are a popular and nutritious grain.

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

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Amaranthus hypochondriacus
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
Growing Height 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
Plant Spacing 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Gold (Yellow-Orange), Orange
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Foliage Herbaceous
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 100