Elephant Head Amaranth - Organic


Elephant Head Amaranth - Organic

Amaranthus gangeticus
(90 days) Tune out the politicians and elect this garden Elephant Head instead for its more amusing flair for the dramatic. The 140-year-old heirloom with deep reddish-maroon blooms develops a 6–12" vertical “trunk” atop a 12–18" base during August. The whole spectacular plant grows 3–5'. Seed from German immigrants saved by three generations of gardeners in Idaho, popularized by Seeds of Change. Annual.
OGThis item is certified organic

4837 Elephant Head - Organic
Item Discounted
A: 0.1g for $2.95   
B: 0.3g for $4.25   
C: 1.2g for $9.50   
D: 6g for $24.00   

Additional Information


Annual. 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 callaloo for greens.


All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.

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

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.

Our Seeds are Non-GMO


All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.