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flowering hopi red dye amaranth

Amaranth, Hopi Red Dye

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Amaranthus cruentus

Stunning dark red leaves and pendulous, deep maroon flowers. Natural dye plant!

Hopi people use this Amaranth to make pink piki bread. Make your own dye for clothes and yarn with this epic cut flower! Adds beautiful contrast in edible landscapes. Young leaves are tasty! Will self-seed; 3-4' tall.

Days to maturity: 10-21 for edible leaves, 70 for flowers, 110 for seed.

Seeds grown by Grand Prismatic Seed in Salt Lake City, Utah.

250 seeds.