Amaranth – Green Tails




Streams of elegant chartreuse tassels add texture and intrigue to arrangements large and small, fresh and dried. These 4-5 foot plants are easy to grow with young leaves and mature seeds that are tasty and nutrient-packed. Especially eye-catching grown next to Lovelies Bleeding and Coral Fountains Amaranth or as a backdrop to flashier blooms. Introduced to us by our friends at Adaptive Seeds.

Days to Maturity: 60-70
Latin nameAmaranthus caudatus
Life cycle: Annual

Planting Instructions:
Direct seed in late spring or early summer.
Optimal soil temp. for germination: 65-85°.
Planting depth: 1/8″.  Thin plants to 6-18″, depending
on desired size. Harvest in dry weather when grain
readily fall off when brushed.

For more tips on when to plant flower seed, check out our NW Flower Planting Calendar!

All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!

Additional information


Packet (0.5 g ~500 seeds) – $3.90, 4 g – $10, 1 oz – $28