A short amaranth for early harvest, short-season areas, or places where you don't want something too tall. At 3-4 feet, this is no taller than a tomato plant, and easy to harvest. Bred by Ellen Bartholomew for big yields of grain on smaller plants, this variety shows the full color range of amaranth--from yellow and green through pink, coral, red, burgundy, and purple. The leaves, which are tasty when young, are often speckled or splashed with red.
If you live somewhere that frowns on growing food in the front yard, this is the perfect answer--looks just like a celosia. And in fact, amaranth is a big new idea in the cut flower trade. So you can enjoy these wonderful plants in every way. Unfortunately, birds enjoy them too, so have a plan for excluding them. 500 seeds