Botanical Interests Organic Amaranth Burgundy Seeds
Annual. Summer to fall. 5' to 8' tall. Full Sun. Tall, magnificent addition to the back of the border with burgundy plumes. Stems and leaves turn from green to reddish burgundy in fall. Looks stunning next to yellow sunflowers. Highly nutritious grain can be harvested and cooked like rice or popped like popcorn. Amaranth grain is high in protein and other nutrients. Leaves can be picked young for salads or steamed like spinach. Sacred plant to the Aztecs who believed that it had supernatural power and gave their warriors strength.
When to plant outside: Spring, after average last frost.
When to start inside: 4-6 weeks before average last frost.
Special Germination Instructions: Germination is best when soil temperatures are 65 to 75 degrees. Sow 1/4" deep and keep moist.
Why Our Product is Different
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire AND educate so that you can create beautiful and successful gardens.
A large selection of Certified Organic varieties
Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
No GMOs - recently, we enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants
About Botanical Interests
Curtis and Judy met while waiting to interview for the same horticultural job and soon found they shared a boundless enthusiasm for gardening. Botanical Interests began out of their mutual passion and personal desire for better quality seed and more informational tools to help and inpire gardeners.
"We wanted a level of purity and quality that wasn't easy to find," recalls Curtis. So they searched out the highest quality seed available and began their business in 1997, in the spare bedroom of their Colorado home. The business objectives they established then still hold strong for them now: to inspire and educate gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and to create an enjoyable work place for employees.
Over the years, Judy and Curtis' family has grown along with their line of seeds which now attracts and pleases customers nationwide.