AMARANTHUS TRI-COLOUR PERFECTA SEEDS BRIGHT PINK, RED AND CHOCOLATE! EDIBLE! VERY TROPICAL LOOKING AND A SUN LOVER TOO! $2.20

AMAZING! EASY TO GROW! AMARANTHUS CHANGES COLOUR AND LASTS FOR MONTHS AS A BRIGHT AND HAPPY PLANT IN YOUR GARDEN! BRIGHT PINK, RED AND CHOCOLATE! VERY TROPICAL LOOKING AND A SUN LOVER TOO!

Amaranthus tricolour is grown for its beautiful foliage, the large bronzy-green leaves turn into a rosy-red as the season progresses. It gives colour up to two weeks earlier than other Amaranths/ Incorporating a few bright foliage plants into the garden means that you won’t be disappointed with borders after spring blooms have faded.

Also known as ‘Summer Poinsettia’ due to the similarity of the bracts, this highly ornamental plant is easy and fast growing. It adds an explosion of colour to the garden and is utterly breathtaking in mass plantings and very useful as a temporary shrub. Ideal for the border but also thrives in containers on a sunny patio. Very ornamental variety of amaranth that is grown for its colourful leaves.

Bring birds to your garden while giving you stunning colours and foliage! A hardy lover of full sun and you can eat the seeds or leave them to the birds!

Cut flowers and hang to dry for use in flower arrangements; cut seed heads to feed the birds in winter.

Called laal shaak or red spinach, it is eaten for its nutrient value, tastiness and ease of cooking. It makes a fast, easy dish, very tasty with rice.

Grow Notes
Growing to 50cm, plant in free draining rich, moist soil in sun for the best flowers. Preparing garden beds with well composted manure will give the best results.

Amaranthus seeds can be either sown in pots or directly where they are to flower. They are susceptible to frost so be sure to sow only after the last chance of frost has past and the soil has warmed a little.

Mulch plants to keep the shallow roots cool in summer. For an extra-long flowering season, remove spent blooms and feed with liquid fertiliser.

Sow
Small seeds, sow at a depth of 3mm or mix with fine grains of sand if needed to aid distribution of seeds. Can be sown direct or raised as seedlings.

Plant in Spring and early Summer at 30cm spacing.
Water seedlings regularly until established and continue to provide water especially during dry spells.

Germination
7-10 days @ 20-25°C

Maturity
105 days to Maturity.

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