Chenopodium, Goosefoot, Inca Wheat, Pigweed, Quinoa 'Magenta'

Chenopodium album

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Chenopodium (ken-oh-POH-dee-um) (Info)
Species: album (AL-bum) (Info)
Cultivar: Magenta

Category:

Annuals

Herbs

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (yellow-green)

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Hawthorne, California

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 28, 2013, kriskaul from Ann Arbor, MI wrote:

The information above is incorrect: this plant is not poisonous. In fact, it is a pot herb from Europe which has naturalized in the U.S. It is in the same family as spinach, and the leaves are high in vitamin C. Young leaves make wonderful additions to salads.

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