Amaranth 'Red Army' Seeds

£3.00
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Good for Arrangements
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Perfect for Pots
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Micro Green
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Hardy

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plant benefit
Good for Arrangements
plant benefit
Perfect for Pots
plant benefit
Micro Green
plant benefit
Hardy

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.

when to sow

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when to harvest

Plant size

1.2 m
30 cm
conditions

Position

Full sun and light shade.
soil conditions

Soil

Well drained soil.
urban growing

Support

Water regularly.
Feed often.

Our Top Tip

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

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.
Features Perfect for pots, ornamental floristry, drought resistance and micro-greens
Locations Window box, balconies, containers and garden beds
Effort Level Looks after itself
Botanical Name Amaranthus 'Red Army'.
Other Names Calaloo, Rajgira and Lal Saag.
Plant Type Annual
Pot Size 30 cm
Pet/Baby Safe Yes.
Number of Seeds 400
Sowing Tips Sow seeds thinly in warm, damp well drained soil lightly covered and keep on a sunny windowsill.
Delivery times 
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