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Amaranthus Tricolor Perfecta Seeds

Amaranthus Tricolor Perfecta Seeds

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Amaranthus Tricolor Perfecta Seeds (Amaranthus caudatus), other names Summer Poinsettia or Joseph's Coat.
20 Seeds per package

Non-GMO, Open Pollinated

This plant is beautiful as a border plant for the garden bed or grown among ornamental grasses. It has striking yellow and bright red tall foliage and is known as Summer Poinsettia.

Start the seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the last expected frost. For areas with long growing seasons, Amaranthus seeds can be directly started outdoors in a prepared seed bed after danger of frost has passed.

Planting indoors: grow in loam-based potting compost in full light. Water freely in summer, and provide high humidity if possible.

Planting outdoors: grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist soil in full sun. Amaranthus Tricolor will tolerate poor soil.

Season: Annual
USDA Zones: 3 - 10
Height: approx. 24 inches
Foliage Color: Yellow, red
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained
Outside Temp: 65 - 75F
Average Germ Time: 10 -21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Press seed into soil, do not cover
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: about 14 inches
Deer Resistant: no

Amaranthus Perfecta is a somewhat narrow, column-shaped plant that reaches approx. 36 inches tall and just approx. 12 - 18 inches wide in the sunny garden. It is not afraid of damp soils and is a superb choice for waterside plantings. Few sights are as stunning as an Amaranthus flower garden which are all easily grown from flower seeds.

Note: I have found that there is a tiny beetle that loves this plant in my neck of the woods. I treated the plant with diatomaceous earth – food grade and it takes care of that tiny stripe beetle. Neem oil is not a good idea at all. The plant does not like Neem oil…. I found this out the hard way, although the plant has survived it has bad blemishes on the leaves….ugh.

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