Ornamental Amaranth Varieties
Ornamental amaranth is a fast-growing annual, up to 2.5 m in height. The stems end in a large, sometimes drooping inflorescence that may be red, purple or green. The leaves may be used as a leafy vegetable. Mainly used as an ornamental, but leaves and seeds are also edible.
This is the green version of Love-Lies-Bleeding and plants can grow to 2m in height. This variety produces long, green tassels of seed that are used in flower arrangements either fresh, cut, or dried. The grain and leaves are also edible.