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Illumination Amaranth

Amaranthus tricolor

Also known as Summer Poinsettia, Joseph's Coat, and even Chinese Spinach, amaranths are grown for their distinctive foliage. Illumination has bronze foliage with glowing scarlet and yellow bracts that make it stunning in a landscape.  

50 seeds

 

PLANTING

Annual

Germination:  10-15 days

Seed Planting Depth:  On surface, lightly cover.

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Provide 65-75 degree soil temperature. Outdoors in spring after last frost. 

Height and Width:  20-36" x 15-18"

Spacing:  12" apart.

Light Needs :  Full sun

Soil Needs :  Average to rich, well drained.

Approximate days to flower from seed:  60-65 days

Uses:   Flower beds, accent plant, containers, edible leaves.

Care: Pinch to encourage branching, water during extreme dry periods and fertilize occasionally during the growing season.

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