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Amaranthus tricolor 'Joseph's Coat'

Just £3.49

1 packet (100 amaranthus seeds) £3.49 Despatch: by Monday
Description Sowing More Info Delivery
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.


Patio, Exotic Garden, Cut Flower Garden

Half-hardy

Full sun

60cm (23.6in)

45cm (17.7in)

1 Packet (100 Amaranthus Seeds) (TM01688)

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Sowing Months Flowering Months

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.

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.

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