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Amaranth 'Elephant Head' Seeds (Certified Organic)

Brought to the USA from Germany in the 1880’s and is named for its resemblance to an elephant’s trunk.

Availability: In stock

$3.25
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Details

This heirloom amaranth was brought to the USA from Germany in the 1880’s and is named for its resemblance to an elephant’s trunk. The large flowers are dark burgundy in color and are great for cutting. This unusual plant will always draw attention in the garden!

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

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Amaranthus tricolor
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 9-12 in. (22-30 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 Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping, Flowers are good for cutting
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
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 50