PlantsAmaranthus→Purple Amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Amaranthus cruentus Accepted
Amaranthus paniculatus Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 2 to 6 feet
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Leaves
Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Cooked
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Self


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Seed Swap? I have tropicals you have Carnivorous/Cacti/Hot Pepper seeds. by KarmaBae Mar 31, 2021 9:50 AM 0
Possible Seedswap? H:Tropicals W: Carnivorous Plant by KarmaBae Mar 31, 2021 9:42 AM 0
Banner for September 21, 2017 by Fleur569 by Fleur569 Sep 21, 2017 7:36 PM 10
do you know what kind of plant this is? by dunlopfish Aug 12, 2016 5:15 AM 5
Mexican Grain Amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus 'Hopi Red Dye') by petruske Aug 29, 2015 8:33 PM 3
Amaranthus ID needed please! (2 of 2) by Natalie Sep 9, 2014 1:42 PM 2
Amaranthus ID needed please! (1 of 2) by Natalie Sep 9, 2014 1:40 PM 3
Garden Chat and Photos by Catmint20906 Jan 2, 2016 11:47 AM 3,043
anyone grow amaranth? by Frillylily Feb 23, 2014 1:09 PM 8

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