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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, Green Cascade (Organic)$3.00–$36.00
Amaranthus caudatus. Flower. 65 days.
Very similar to Green Tails but is a lighter colored golden-green. It is also a few inches shorter and many days earlier to mature, with smaller plants overall. When the plants are about 5′ tall they start producing long cascades of flower heads, which bend the plant over so that it gets shorter as the plants mature – down to about 4 ft. The racemes reach to the ground and sometimes beyond – if these plants stood straight up they would be very tall. If you’re in an area with a shorter growing season, this is the green amaranth for you!
Amaranth, Green Tails (Organic)$3.00–$60.00
Amaranthus caudatus. Flower. 75 days.
I want to change the name of this amaranth to Envy Lies Bleeding because it looks so much like the deep red variety, Love Lies Bleeding. But, Green Tails it is. Long lime green cascades of flower heads form on plants that grow 4-5 feet. When planted in rows it makes a nice backdrop wall to other smaller flowers. Racemes may be cut and used in bouquets or as a dried flower, and combines well with Coral Fountain, Green Cascade, and Love Lies Bleeding. This species of amaranth is thought to originate in South America and was used by some indigenous cultures for grain and greens.
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, Miriah Leaf (Organic)$3.00–$12.00
Amaranthus tricolor. Leaf/Greens. 25-50 days.
A beautiful red-veined green leaf amaranth for salad and cooking. Leaf backs are all red, adding unique color to salad. A heat tolerant spinach substitute that is popular in Asia and Latin America. Also good cooked or pickled. A few years ago I tasted a kimchi made from amaranth leaf and it was very good! This type of amaranth is sometimes called Callaloo in the Caribbean where it is used to make a popular dish of the same name. We brought this variety back from the abyss in 2006 after it was lost commercially in 1999. Not a grain variety as it has black seeds.
Amaranth, Oeschberg (Organic)$3.00–$36.00
Amaranthus cruentus. Flower. 70 days.
Oeschberg is an amazing deep purple-red amaranth that is darker than Love Lies Bleeding, but with an upright growth habit. Seed heads are very highly branched and hold their color longer than other varieties, making it great for flower arrangements. Plants are a bit short for an upright amaranth at 4′ tall, which is great in the garden as they won’t shade out everything else. Leaves and seeds are edible. Leaves are good for a heat resistant salad green when young, red color develops early. May self-seed. Flowering amaranths can be succession-sown until the end of July for late- season flower production.
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.