On Mar 26, 2013, schmeeges from Sintaluta Canada wrote:
I live in Saskatchewan in Canada and grew this plant from seed 2 years ago in a pot in east sun and it grew about 1 foot tall and 8 inches in width. I saved seed from that plant and grew last year from seed. Started in house in mid-April and transplanted to outside flower bed on south of house in direct sun and intense heat and extremely dry soil. The plants grew to 5 to 6 feet tall and approx. 3 to 4 feet in width. The leaves were gorgeous dark reddish purple and approx. 1 to 2 feet long and about 8 inches in width. The tassels were all around a foot long. The most beautiful plant I have ever grown. Guess it depends on where you plant it. I got millions of seeds off it too! Didn't know they were edible. Going to give that a try too.
On Jul 26, 2011, EvilPlot from Calgary , AB (Zone 3a) wrote:
Takes a while to germinate outdoors due to the late spring here. Wonderful deep red leaves perks up the backyard. Starting to flower now (approx 2 months from seed to flower). Makes really nice vegetable to add some colour to your salad if you happen to pinch them back to make them bushy :)
On Nov 16, 2006, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:
It's not as prolific up here in the north (zone 4b Ontario), although we get the odd self sower which is a bonus. I sow the seed indoors in the spring and plant it among the perennials. It really pops because of it's burgundy foliage and flowers.