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.