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'Elephant Head' Amaranth
'Elephant Head' Amaranth

'Elephant Head' Amaranth

Regular price $4.00 Sale

Amaranthus spp.

Origin: Mesoamerica (via Germany, via USA)

Improvement status: Cultivar

Seeds per packet: ~250

Germination tested 11/2023: 90%

Life cycle: Annual

Edible and ornamental amaranth with large burgundy flower-heads shaped like an elephant's head (or sometimes a whole elephant in this strain!). Black seed can be used as a grain, while the leaves can be used as a vegetable. This is a real statement-piece in any garden!

These seeds come from a few spectacular volunteer plants in the garden at the new home of Nate's aunt Ellen, his cousin Aaron, and Aaron's partner Regina, in Alpha, New Jersey.