Photo by Melody

Today's bloom is Summer Poinsettia 'Splendens' (Amaranthus tricolor)

Bloom of the Day for February 2nd, 2013:

Summer Poinsettia 'Splendens'
(Amaranthus tricolor)

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Type of plant: Vegetables, Herbs

Bloom time of year: Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 8a to Not Applicable

Height: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing: 9-12 in. (22-30 cm), 12-15 in. (30-38 cm), 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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33 members have or want this plant for trade.

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DavidofDeLand wrote:
Thank you much for choosing my picture today GardenGuyKin. I appreciate you liking it!

GardenGuyKin wrote:
Your So Welcome... Such an interesting and colorful looking yard. I would love wandering around on a Garden tour there.

Kell wrote:
I saw this plant once in its full glory. It was truly amazing!!! I have tried to grow it but killed it. Love all your Amaranthus, DavidofDeLand!

DavidofDeLand wrote:
...and I would be happy to show you around Gardenguykin as long as was after March and before December! You would not see a stick on Amaranthus in my gardens today and we get a little rough in Winter here in Central Florida too. The picture was unexpected and personally appropriate as my plans were and are to start the Amaranthus seeds today! 6 varieties this year. Thank you too Kell. I apprec

GardenGuyKin wrote:
SITEADMINS= Site Administrator. Here on the Bloom of the Day we have four Moderator's who hand pick outstanding Photo contributions to the PlantFiles. Congratulations for having one of your photos chosen for 'Bloom of the Day'.

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