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Amaranthus tricolor 'Early Splendor'

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Amaranthus (am-uh-RANTH-us) (Info)
Species: tricolor (TRY-kull-lur) (Info)
Cultivar: Early Splendor

Synonym:Amaranthus gangeticus

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

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Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral miltboyd On Oct 4, 2005, miltboyd from Haverhill, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

A neighbor grows this most years with success; he gave me some leftover seeds from previous year, but they didn't germinate, perhaps because of age.
He grows them in full sun, in typical New England soil which tends to be slightly acid, with regular watering; they make a nice back for a border, or foundation planting.
Striking plant, very unusual look.

Neutral beverlyf On May 29, 2004, beverlyf from Weimar, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have just found one of these plants and have planted in my full sun bed. I did grow them when I lived in Houston, TX. Hope they will grow as well here.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
Aurora, Colorado
Daytona Beach, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Valdosta, Georgia
Davenport, Iowa
West Des Moines, Iowa
Haverhill, Massachusetts
Pinconning, Michigan
Clifton, New Jersey
Little Falls, New Jersey
Lindenhurst, New York
North Olmsted, Ohio
Elizabethton, Tennessee
Fort Worth, Texas
Houston, Texas (3 reports)
Terrell, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah

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