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Amaranth 'Hopi Red Dye'    

Amaranthus cruentus

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'Hopi Red Dye' is a Amaranth variety in the Amaranthus genus with a scientific name of Amaranthus cruentus. Hopi Red Dye is a variety of heirloom Amaranth . Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Light red ochre. Leaves appear approximately as a   Cerise red and   Barn red colour.

the Hopi Indians still use this variety to make red corn bread. Have tender baby leaves for salad in 3-21 days. Have flowers in 70 days, and collect seeds (also edible) in about 80 days. Plants get 4-6 feet tall.

Great plant for the garden as it attracts pollinators such as bees, butterflies and/or birds. The flowers can be used for drying and preserving.1

Hopi Red Dye grows as an Annual and is a Flower. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Normally reaching to a mature height of 3.90 feet (1.20 metres), Hopi Red Dye grows with a erect-like growth habit.

Hopi Red Dye Amaranth is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Hopi Red Dye have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Hopi Red Dye

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Hopi Red Dye is thought of as tender, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.5 and 7.0 as Hopi Red Dye likes to be in weakly acidic soil - neutral soil.

Growing Hopi Red Dye from seed

Aim to sow 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 11.89 inches (30.48 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 15°C / 59°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Hopi Red Dye about 28 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Hopi Red Dye

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Hopi Red Dye is a tender plant.

Harvesting Hopi Red Dye

Other Names for Amaranth 'Hopi Red Dye'

Pigweed

Footnotes

1 davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/93690/