AmaranthAmaranthus sp.AmaranthaceaeAmaranth is a plant with many advantages. When the plant is still young, the leaves are used like spinach. The seeds, on the other hand, are used like cereals, raw, germinated, roasted or even to make flour. Some also cultivate it in the vegetable garden for the consumption of its foliage (like spinach). It is rich in vitamins A, B, and C but also in calcium, iron and magnesium, but we especially like amaranth for its haughty bearing and its bright red color in the garden.
Latin name: Amaranthus sp.
Common names: Amaranth
MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Can become easily invasive, cut back once flowering is finished. If you want to collect seeds, cut the flower stalks when the seeds are almost dry and leave to dry on a tray. The flowers are decorative, cut off spent flowers to stimulate flowering.
Young stems and leaves before flowering (4-6 weeks) and seeds in the fall.