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Amaranth, Coral Fountain (Organic)$3.00–$36.00
Amaranthus caudatus.Flower. 65 days.
Coral Fountain is similar to the beloved Love Lies Bleeding Amaranth, with its long flowing pendulum type flower heads, but the flowers are a lovely coral-peach color instead of magenta. Plants grow to 4 – 5′ with flowers reaching downward to the ground. Makes a great cut flower & also works well in dry arrangements. Combine with Love Lies Bleeding & Green Cascade for a rainbow of cascading tassels. Like most A. caudatus species, Coral Fountain yields a delicious edible golden seed that is high in protein.
Amaranth, Love Lies Bleeding (Organic)$3.00–$36.00
Amaranthus caudatus. Flower. 65 days.
Very unique, beautiful flower and grain. Grown in the US as a popular ornamental. Very nice as a long lasting cut flower. Long streaming magenta seed heads yield tiny tan seeds that have a slight pink hue. Great crop for summer heat, tolerates neglect very well. Occasionally self seeds and can come back as a volunteer, however it is not weedy like pigweed. This species of amaranth is thought to originate in South America and was used by some indigenous cultures as a grain staple food.
Amaranth, Rio San Lorenzo (Organic)$3.00–$36.00
Amaranthus sp. Grain. 45 days leaf; 100 grain.
We chose this variety because of its beautiful marbled seed heads of pink-red and yellow-gold. They are gorgeous and seem to shimmer. Leaves can also be eaten raw when young or cooked like spinach when more mature. Vigorous plants grow to 8′ here in the Willamette Valley. Seed threshes easily from plants and does not shatter if harvested on time. Harvest for grain when a seed feels hard when you bite on it, as opposed to doughy. Be sure to get it before the birds! A traditional grain amaranth from Durango, Mexico.
Amaranth, Sunset Goldilocks (Organic)$3.00–$60.00
Amaranthus sp. Grain. 45 days leaf; 90 grain.
Stocky plants grow 4-5′ tall for us, producing mostly light-gold heads packed with tiny blond seeds. Occasional bi- colored magenta plants are very beautiful and would be worth growing as an ornamental crop. Very early for a grain amaranth. Leaves can also be eaten raw when young or cooked like spinach when more mature. After plants are cut at the base for seed harvest, we have seen new leaves re-sprout, producing even more food! Overall a really great variety. We received it as a variable mix called Sunset Dwarf from Bountiful Gardens, grown at Golden Rule Garden. We re-selected heavily to eliminate any tall red plants and named it Goldilocks, since it has golden locks, and is not too tall and not too short. Enjoy!
Mix, Amaranth Alliance (Organic)$3.00–$36.00
Amaranthus sp. 65-75 days.
A fun and beautiful way to explore amaranth diversity. Mix contains flower and grain types in a rainbow of colors, with several reds, plus pink, green, bronze, and bi-colors in the mix. Very ornamental — a festive backdrop for the garden. Equal parts Coral Fountain, Green Cascade, Love Lies Bleeding, Oeschberg, Rio San Lorenzo, and Sunset Goldilocks. All leaves and most seeds in this mix are also edible. This is a physical mixture and not a genepool.