A colorful, statuesque mix of tropical splendors. Juicy color combinations: deep green leaves topped with creamy chartreuse and yellow, purple with red, and a tricolor mix of red, green and gold. A fine addition to the back of the border. Space 12-18" apart.
The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.
The typical height of this product at maturity.
The width of the plant at maturity.
Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.
This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.
This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.
Amaranthus, Summer Poinsettia Mix is rated
4.0 out of
Rated 5 out of
Show stopperWe've had amaranthus before but this variety is a real show stopper! People driving by or walking by have to stop and admire the plants. We started the seeds in our small green house. They were easy to grow and seem to like the hot, humid weather here along the Chesapeake bay. And, they are gorgeous!
Date published: 2015-06-20
Rated 3 out of
Summer Poinsettia mixI winter sowed these seeds. While it took them longer to germinate than other plants, they finally came thru, but lingered behind all the others. After gently transplanting them into their beds, they didn't take off. Its Aug and although they are pretty, they are short and blooms are suppressed. LOVE the color! Next year I will direct sow and plant in the back of the border hoping that they earn their reputation.