An excellent superfood with distinctive foliage
This amaranthus is a foot and a half tall, covered with large, color-changing foliage with a splendid tricolor effect of yellow, green, and red-colored bracts, reminiscent of lava spouting from a volcano. It is also known as summer poinsettia and has edible young leaves that can be eaten like spinach and said to be rich in proteins, iron and vitamins..
Scientific Name: Amaranthus tricolor
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 18C
Germination time in days: 10-15 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 60-75 days
Sunlight: Full sun with Late Shade
Soil requirement: Moist, fertile, well drained
Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Sow on surface, lightly covered at a 18C soil temperature. Direct sow outdoors after last frost. Grows to 60-120 cm . Space 45-60 cm apart.