Carnival Amaranth

Amaranthus gangeticus (72 days) This gaudy amaranth fooled me early in the summer with its respectable robe of mahogany, green and bronze foliage swirled on an upright 3–4' central stalk. But at maturity, Carnival brings the party. Promiscuous whorls of hot pink foliage top every branch leader, transforming this matron into a diva, nearly 6' tall. Pinch back the central leader at 2' for a fuller, bushier habit. Psychedelic accent to any gaudy display. Annual.

4836 Carnival
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A: 0.2g for $2.10  
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B: 0.6g for $3.50  
C: 1.8g for $8.00  
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D: 9g for $23.00  
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A dual-purpose crop, both nutritious and decorative. From the Greek amarantos for ‘unfading.’ Used as an ornamental, especially in harvest arrangements. Amaranth was an extremely important food of the Aztecs. ~1,250 seeds/g.

Also see Opopeo for grain and Calaloo for greens.


All flowers are annuals except where noted. All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.

Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.