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Amaranthus, Summer Poinsettia Mix

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A delectable mix of tropical colors.

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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.
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Sun 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.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

36-48 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

14-16 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Borders

Life Cycle 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.

Annual

Sow Method 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.

Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

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Sun
Full Sun
Height
36-48 inches
Spread
14-16 inches
Ornamental Use
Borders
Life Cycle
Annual
Sow Method
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
Flowering
true
Bloom Duration
8
Amaranthus, Summer Poinsettia Mix is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique and Colorful These seeds germinate well. I love these plants because they are unique and colorful. A nice change from caladiums and coleus!
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not germinate I reside in Santa Fe, NM. Amaranth is very common here. It grows all over town in sidewalk cracks, and along roadsides and in vacant lots. Burgundy amaranth is very common. This variety of amaranth I have not seen and was intrigued. Sadly, the seed did not germinate. A number of other heat tolerant plants that I direct sowed in the same plot where I sowed this seed did germinate quite successfully. So, either this seed requires much more moisture than other varieties of amaranth to germinate or the seeds I got were duds.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disappointed I did not have any Amaranthus survive. I started some of the seeds indoors in March. They died. The seeds I planted in my garden later didn't even germinate. We had such a cold Spring and hot summer, they didn't have a chance. Years ago I had gorgeous Amaranthus & wanted them again. And I will try again with you next year.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Show stopper We'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 5 by from Summer Poinsettia mix I 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.
Date published: 2013-08-07
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