Amaranthus hypochondriacus
‘Giant Purple’

 

Amaranthus hypochondriacus 'Giant Purple'Amaranthus hypochondriacus ‘Giant Purple’

I love tall Amaranthus for its fabulous form and spectacular, long-lasting flowering Summertime heads! All of them are show-stoppers in the garden and this newest variety may be the showiest of all! Impressively tall – up to 6’ or 7’ – ‘Giant Purple’ bears massive flower heads of the most beautiful purple color. The spikes last a long time and remain attractive long after bloom. Produces a small edible dark red grain. Nutritious, it can be ground into flour or cooked like oatmeal, or just leave them on the plant for a birdie fiesta! Grain can be grown and harvested even in USDA Zone 5. Rich soil for best show! To 2' wide. Self-sows!


Annie

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