Organic Burgundy Amaranth Seeds

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A breathtaking plant, Burgundy Amaranth makes a striking addition to your garden. Tall plants growing as high as 6 feet produce large stalks of deep burgundy plumes.  


Product Details

Planting Season

Warm

Soil Temp

70° F+

Planting Depth

1/16"

Area to Sow

10' row

Days to Germ.

3-10+

Days to Maturity

75+

Best Planting Method

Direct or transplant

Thin to

≥3" apart

Final Spacing

≥12" apart

Succession

14 days

Approx. Seed Count

200

Botanical Name

Amaranthus

Plant Spread

12"

Plant Height

48"

Weight

.25G

Product Information

Burgundy Amaranth is an incredible plant with many great attributes. The leaves and seeds (grain) are tasty and the flower is stunning. Burgundy Amaranth is not fussy. The leaves are the tastiest when they are young and tender. For a cut flower, cut in the early morning for the longest lasting and brightest colored spikes.

Planting by Zones

Zones 9-10

  • Amaranth is a wonderful multi-use plant that can be grown in the warm months of Zones 9 and 10.

Zones 2-8

  • Sow Burgundy Amaranth seeds 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Amaranth seeds are very small and should be barely covered with finely sifted soil for the best results.

Planting Amaranth Seeds

  • Burgundy Amaranth seeds are easy to start. The biggest mistake people make is planting seeds too deep. Amaranth seeds can be direct sown or planted in starter pots. Regardless of how you plant, seeds should be sown on the surface of finely worked soil or moist high-quality potting soil. Then, barely cover the seeds with finely sifted soil. Mist the seeds in place. Do not use a strong jet of water as this can displace seeds or wash them away.
  • To plant, place the amaranth seeds on top of moist high-quality seed starting soil and cover with 1/4″ of finely sifted soil.
  • Once the seedlings have germinated and have the first set of true leaves be sure to fertilize regularly with an organic liquid fertilizer.
  • Thin amaranth plants to at least 12″ apart.

Growing Amaranth

  • Amaranth is incredibly easy to grow. Plant your transplants out in the garden when they are 10-12″ tall. Plant them in a full sun spot. Make sure you space them at least 12″ apart. If you direct sow your seeds, thin accordingly.
  • Amaranth is enjoyed by birds, insects, and also makes a great cut flower. The seeds are a grain that can be eaten. The edible leaves are known as Chinese spinach.

Growing Amaranth in Containers

  • If you are planting Amaranth in containers, make sure your container is at least 10″ deep. Keep in mind containers will dry out faster because they have more surface area and less soil to hold onto moisture. Mulch heavily to keep help with fluctuations in moisture and temperature in the container.

Harvesting Amaranth 

  • Harvest amaranth leaves when they are young and tender. Flowers can be harvested at any stage although they are best when harvested before they drop copious amounts of seeds. Seeds can be collected for use in culinary applications, replanting purposes, and to feed the birds.

Southern California Pro-tips

  • In areas of Zones 9 and 10, amaranth is a very easy crop that will reseed happily in the garden.
  • Mulch heavily around your amaranth plants to ensure the soil does not dry out or heat up too much.
  • During our hottest months of August, September, and October, plants can suffer from the heat. During this time use shade cloth to help protect the plants from extreme heat.

Companion Flowers/Crops

Additional Learning Resources

Product Details

Planting Season

Warm

Soil Temp

70° F+

Planting Depth

1/16"

Area to Sow

10' row

Days to Germ.

3-10+

Days to Maturity

75+

Best Planting Method

Direct or transplant

Thin to

≥3" apart

Final Spacing

≥12" apart

Succession

14 days

Approx. Seed Count

200

Botanical Name

Amaranthus

Plant Spread

12"

Plant Height

48"

Weight

.25G

2 reviews for Organic Burgundy Amaranth Seeds

  1. Bianca (verified owner)

    Had success with these guys! I’m so excited to see them grow!

  2. Megan Day

    I planted Burgundy Amaranth last year and they germinated with no issues. I didn’t plant any more seeds this year because they have self seeded all over my back yard. One plant even popped up in my front yard and it ended up being about 9ft tall. This has been a slow gardening year for me so I love that I didn’t have to put in much effort for these beautiful tall plants. They look great next to my tall sunflowers. Just know that once you plant them, they will self seed everywhere. Luckily. If one pops up where you don’t want it, they’re super easy to transplant elsewhere!

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