Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Amaranthus tricolor, 'Perfecta', Summer Poinsettia, Joseph's Coat

Common Name: Summer Poinsettia, Joseph's Coat

Genus: Amaranthus

Species: tricolor

Cultivar or Variety: 'Perfecta'

Characteristics: Tolerates wet soils and yet is drought tolerant too. Upper foliage is scarlet and yellow with lower foliage showing chocolate colors. Patterns are different on each plant.

Germination Tips: Likes dark to germinate.

Life Cycle
Annual

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring
Early Summer

Germination Temperature
70-80 F

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
No

Days to Germination
7-10 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
4 -6 feet

Plant Form
Upright

Nutritional Needs
Moist
Wet
Dry

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed
Stem Fragments

Cutting Flower
No

Additional Uses
Containers
Borders
Planters

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