Burgundy Amaranth Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

5 out of 5 stars
(9 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
These majestic plants make a lovely backdrop in the flower garden and a bold statement in flower arrangements. A major crop of the Aztecs, beige seeds follow the dramatic, burgundy plumes in about 105 days; very high in protein and other nutrients. Cook like rice for a side dish or pop like popcorn! Leave the seeds on and watch the birds flock to your yard. Very young leaves are delectable for salads and steaming.
$2.49 500 mg (~350 seeds)

Botanical Name: Amaranthus hypochondriacus

Family: Amaranthaceae

Native: Probable origin North America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 5'–8' tall, 18"–24" wide

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Drought Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, when soil temperature is 65°–75°F.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Sow in biodegradable pots that can be directly planted in the ground; roots are sensitive to disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 7–14 days

Seed Depth: Barely cover

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18"

Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 18"

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Burgundy Amaranth Seeds Reviews

9 reviews

Burgundy Amaranth

5 out of 5 stars Apr 23, 2019
I grew this wonderful plant for the first time last year. If you could see the photos of these tall majestic deep red plumes all around the outside fence of my flower garden, you would be in awe! I have a small cut flower business and they were one of my top producers, with so many customer comments on their beauty. After the center plume is cut, many side shoots are produced. I highly recommend you giving this plant a try! (Note: this plant does need support since it can grow to 8 feet)
Mary Jorgensen from PA

First to sprout

5 out of 5 stars Mar 23, 2020
I started these along with a bunch of other flowers and herbs, and these were the first to sprout. I think all the seeds came up, I had to prick some out and get more containers. A few weeks on they are looking healthy and growing at a steady rate.
Amber from WA


5 out of 5 stars Aug 6, 2020
These guys withstood nibbles from pigweed weevils all year and still grew 5 feet tall with big flowers. They are GORGEOUS in the garden. Vibrant red leaves. Definitely will grow again!
Eve Manis from TN


5 out of 5 stars Aug 11, 2020
I grew these as an attempt to see if I can get seeds. I haven't got that far (sorry for those of you wanting to know), but I am commenting now because I wanted to say all of these got hit with frost, badly, and killed the main leaves. I waited a week and when I went to rip them out, I realized that teeny little off shoots were starting at the base of the plant. Fast forward from May to now, and each plant is about 4-5" tall with3-4 mammoth sized flower heads. The ones that I hadn't transplanted, and didn't get hit with frost, only have one flower head. This leads me to want to try lobbing the flower heads off myself next year to see what I can get! Germination rate was excellent. They are a stunning pop of color in my flower garden, but it seems pollinators preferred the giant sunflowers, beebalm, catnip, and squash, all before the amaranth (in case pollinators were your purpose for growing amaranth).
Anna from PA


5 out of 5 stars Aug 23, 2020
planted the small plants started from seed out on a hill with zinnias. the deer nosed through but ate only small trees. i think the amaranth and zinnias are deer(and bunny) proof. they were beautiful.
Margaret DeYoung from OH

Burgundy Amaranth Seeds

5 out of 5 stars Sep 18, 2020
Yes - great and timed with sunflowers for bouquets. Great anywhere in the garden. tolerates our clay soil. Reseeds itself for years - easy to recognize and remove if it comes up somewhere you don't want it.
Simrat Kaur Annski Williams from OR


5 out of 5 stars Jun 24, 2021
I planted this for the first time. I started 6 plants in the greenhouse and transplanted out in very early spring. They are between 2-4 feet tall so far and are just setting the blooms. I put some copper/red tinged Snap Dragons in front of them. The color of the leaves: Beautiful, especially when the AM sun comes thru them. I have stakes ready, but so far they are holding their own. I water ever week or so right now in early summer. I have put these on my every year list!
Darlene from OR

Reliable, fast growing and TALL!

5 out of 5 stars Aug 12, 2022
Great plant, and easy to grow. Staked with canes, mine are 8 feet tall and gorgeous!
Matt from MO

Soil makes a difference

5 out of 5 stars Sep 24, 2022
This year I planted my first packet in large pots in very poor soil. Average height of plant -1 foot. Fortunately I had a second packet that I planted in wonderful soil. Average height - 6 feet. Soil makes a difference. I love these plants as do the birds.
Margaret from OH

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