Lambley Gardens & Nursery, 395 Lesters Road,  Ascot,  Victoria 3364
Phone +61 (03) 5343 4303,  Fax +61 (03) 5343 4257

Amaranthus cruentus 'Hopi Red Dye'

Amaranthus cruentus 'Hopi Red Dye'

A new and more useful cut flower as the dark red spikes are shorter, more graceful, arching rather than trailing. Young plants have edible leaves and can be used to make a natural food dye.140cm by 60cm.


When to sow: Late spring

Where to sow: Direct sow

Depth to sow: 5mm

Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.

Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.

Spacing: Between plants: 15cm-90cm Between rows: 90cm


Directions: If growing for cut flowers make a shallow drill and place three or four seed every 15cm apart thinning to one seedling after germination. For a long flowering garden subject plant a few seeds 50 to 90cm apart. After germination thin to one seedling.