Joseph's Coat 'Joseph's Coat'

Amaranthus tricolor

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Amaranthus (am-uh-RANTH-us) (Info)
Species: tricolor (TRY-kull-lur) (Info)
Cultivar: Joseph's Coat
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Category:

Annuals

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Foliage Color:

Red

Orange

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 16, 2014, EdwinR from Stockholm,
Sweden wrote:

According to the seed agent this is an easy plant to grow. The seeds are not available in Stockholm, Sweden so what with the postage they are expensive (4 for a very small packet but many seeds because they are minute). When they germinate they are extremely spindly and weak. It takes ages before they become large enough to transplant. Watering is difficult. Too much or too little and they die. The small plants need warmth and light but shrivel and die in sunshine. I have 2 surviving plants outside, none inside, of 10 original germinated seeds. Now the 2 plants are a bit sturdier and about 5 inches high. I sowed them in a heated propagator inside in May. The leaves are truly splendid but not very strong. I very much want to have this plant and had hoped to have a row in my allotment and a... read more

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