Plant ID forum→Mexican Grain Amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus 'Hopi Red Dye')

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Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Aug 29, 2015 7:22 PM CST
I've seen this plant growing in several gardens. Not near where I live (but in my zone). I didn't feel comfortable to go knocking on doors and ask. If I can find the name of it, I will purchase it next year for planting. I'm reasonably sure it's a perennial because I see it year after year when I drive by the garden. I took the pictures from a distance, the plant appears to be about 4 to 5 feet tall.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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Aug 29, 2015 7:25 PM CST Admin

Red Amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus 'Komo')
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Aug 29, 2015 7:33 PM CST
Wow. That was a fast answer. Thank you!!!!! I've added it to my plant list as a "want". Hurray! Thank You!
Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
Aug 29, 2015 8:33 PM CST
It's an annual but reseeds.

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