Amaranth - Amaranthus tricolor


  • Height: Grows to 90cm
  • Type: Half Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun
  • Soil: Any / Alkaline
  • Flower colour: red
  • Flowering period: From July - August

An annual plant that likes warmer weather it is also known as Chinese spinach. Both the leaves and tiny brownish seeds are edible, nutritious and high in protein. The Latin name comes from the Greek 'amarantos' meaning non fading due to the length of time the flowers last.