Amaranthus cruentus ‘Red Spike’

Amaranthus cruentus ‘Red Spike’

Description

From Johnny’s: “Ideal color and form for late summer and fall arrangements. We found Red Spike to be more useful in arrangements than other amaranth varieties because of its gracefully arched, feathery plumes. Compared to Opopeo, Red Spike has arched, darker-colored plumes, whereas Opopeo’s plumes tend to be more upright and rigid. Its plumes are also more open and less dense than Opopeo’s. When plants are young and leaves are tender, the foliage makes a nice edible green. Also known simply as amaranth. Ht. 48-60″.”

Product Description

From Johnny’s: “Ideal color and form for late summer and fall arrangements. We found Red Spike to be more useful in arrangements than other amaranth varieties because of its gracefully arched, feathery plumes. Compared to Opopeo, Red Spike has arched, darker-colored plumes, whereas Opopeo’s plumes tend to be more upright and rigid. Its plumes are also more open and less dense than Opopeo’s. When plants are young and leaves are tender, the foliage makes a nice edible green. Also known simply as amaranth. Ht. 48-60″.”