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Splendens Perfecta Amaranth

Amaranthus tricolor

Also known as Summer Poinsettia, Joseph's Coat, and even Chinese Spinach, amaranths are grown for their distinctive foliage. Plants are a foot and a half tall and covered with large, color-changing leaves. Foliage presents as a splendid tricolor effect of yellow, green, and red colored bracts.   50 seeds




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: 18-24" x 12-18"

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 dry periods and fertilize occasionally during the growing season.