Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Amaranthus Golden Giant, Amaranth

Common Name: Amaranth

Family: Amaranthacea

Genus: Amaranthus

Cultivar or Variety: Golden Giant

Characteristics of Plant
A very striking annual that produces hundreds of seed heads that can be used as a grain type food. A fast grower and gluten-free grain, it has possibly more nutrients than some of the other more common grains.

This plant blooms from summer to fall and produces large, golden colored flower heads.

Life Cycle
Annual

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring

Germination Temperature
60-70 F

Seed Sowing Depth
1/8th"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Days to Germination
7-10 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
4 -6 feet

Plant Form
Upright

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed

Attractive to Wildlife
Birds

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