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Amaranthus tricolor

Common Name(s):
Fountain plant, Joseph's coat
Cultivar(s):
Illumination, Splendens
Category:
Annuals
Comment:

Tolerates heat, drought, and poor soil; subject to root rot if kept too moist; over-fertilization may cause dulling of foliage color

Season:
Spring to fall
Light:
Sun; late afternoon shade
Color:
Small flower spikes in leaf axis; grown for multi-colored red, green, gold foliage
Height:
1.5-5 ft.
Space:
12 to 24 in.

NCCES plant id: 7

Amaranthus tricolor Amaranthus tricolor
Jean, CC BY - 2.0
Amaranthus tricolor 'Perfecta' Amaranthus tricolor 'Perfecta'
Ton Rulken, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Amaranthus tricolor 'Illuminationn' Amaranthus tricolor 'Illuminationn'
Ton Rulken, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Amaranthus tricolor Amaranthus tricolor
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0