Flower: Amaranth, Elephant Head - Amaranthus Gangeticus
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.
Days to Maturity: 90