amaranth 'red army' seeds


rich, cherry red ornamental foliage.

Deep rich cherry red ornamental foliage from amaranth 'red army', grown in your garden is a nutritional powerhouse and thrives in the heat of the summer months. 

why it's special:

  • Enjoyable grown as a microgreen, rich in nutrients.
  • Thrives in the summer heat which makes it low maintenance. 
  • Grows fast in containers and you can be enjoying fresh steamed leaves.

good to know:

Plant LightFull sun

Windowsill PlantFuss-free

PlantHealthy herbal

Botanical name: Amaranthus 'Red Army'
Open-pollinated, GMO-free seeds.

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plant size

1.5 m
30 cm



Full sun and light shade.

soil conditions


Well drained soil.

urban growing


Water regularly.
Feed often.

when to sow


when to harvest

care tip

Once established, amaranth needs little care and is very heat tolerant. Avoid soil becoming waterlogged.


botanical name
Amaranthus 'Red Army'.

other names
Calaloo, Rajgira and Lal Saag.

plant type

pot size
30 cm

pet / baby safe

approx. number of seeds

sowing guide
Sow seeds thinly in warm, damp well drained soil lightly covered and keep on a sunny windowsill.

about growing as a micro green.

Micro greens are eaten fresh and raw, and the fresher the leaves are, the more vitamins and minerals they contain. To grow as a micro green sow densely on firm soil in a 10cm pot, let them grow to 10cm tall before harvesting the baby leaves for your salads.

in the records

The genus name Amaranthus originally comes from the Greek word Auapavboc meaning "one that does not wither" or 'unfading'. Stands to reason with Amaranth's reputation for loving a heat wave.

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