Amaranthus Tricolor Early Splendor is a variety of Amaranthus also known as Summer Poinsettia (famous red leaved Christmas plant), is a colourful addition to any garden during the warmer months. The kaleidoscope of red toned colour from this fast growing variety starts with the bright purple growing tips, quickly turning purple-red as the leaves grow, eventually turning a deep burgundy colour.
Used widely to provide tall colour in garden beds and mass-plantings, with colour extending from early Spring through to Autumn. In its native habitat in Asia, the leaves of Amaranthus Tricolor Early Splendor are believed to be used as a colourful garnish in cooking and salads, however we suggest this be used as an ornamental only, and perhaps plant some Nasturtiums (available in the Herbs section of our store) if an edible garnish is required. This variety is best grown in warmer regions or a sheltered aspect in cooler areas as Amaranthus Tricolor Early Splendor is not frost hardy.
Advantages of Amaranthus Tricolor Early Splendor
Fast growing colourful annual
Easy to grow and low maintenance
Resistant to most common pests and diseases
80 - 100cm height at maturity
25 - 30cm apart is a suitable planting distance
Prefers full sun but will grow in part shade
Suitable for pots and will grow in most frost-free regions
Hardy fast growing annual
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden
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