The Golden Amaranth Amaranthus hypochondriacus Large golden plumes on 3-5 foot plants. Great for bouquets.
Golden Amaranth Amaranthus hypochondriacus
Annual native to South America, 100 days to maturity. This is one of the earliest of all crops. This plant is still easy and worthwhile to grow and makes huge plumes of golden flowers on plants to 8 feet tall. Golden Amaranth produces the superior type of seed for food use–light colored, loaded with nutrients, incomparably tasty. Plant prefers full sun and regular garden soil. If you can grow pigweed in your garden, then you can grow this amaranth (they are related). Direct seed in the spring garden and thin to about 1 foot apart.