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Amaranthus tricolor 'Joseph's Coat'

Chinese Spinach, Tampala, Callaloo

Half-hardy Annual

An improved form with yellow-scarlet and green foliage all on one plant, it makes a striking bedding plant for its foliage alone and produces erect brush like deep red 6in flower spikes which are good for cutting. Also suitable for growing in 5-6in pots. Flowers late summer. Height: 45-60cm (18-24in).

Culinary note: The leaves are very nutritious, similar to spinach and the seeds can be treated as grain, amaranthus flour is common. The leaves also make nice salad greens. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
patio, exotic garden, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September, October
Sowing Months:
February, March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (100 amaranthus seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £3.49
Sow early spring at 21 -24C (70-75F) in a good seed compost. Sow 2mm (1/16in) deep and keep the soil damp but not wet. Sealing in a polythene bag after sowing is helpful. Germination usually takes 10-14 days.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into pots or boxes and grow on in cooler conditions. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 30-40cm (12-18in) apart in a sunny spot in good rich soil.

The cut flowers last well in water and can also be dried. If this is done carefully the flowers keep their colour for some time. For pot plants provide a humid atmosphere.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

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Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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