Elephant Head

Elephant Head Amaranth OG

Amaranthus gangeticus (90 days) Tune out the politicians and elect this garden Elephant Head instead for its more amusing flair for the dramatic. The 110-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.

4837 Elephant Head OG
Item Discounted
A: 0.1g for $1.90  
B: 0.3g for $3.50  
C: 1.2g for $7.70  
D: 6g for $22.00  
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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.