Direct Sun On Amaranthus - Knowledgebase Question

Tucson, AZ
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Question by winkytinkyin
February 19, 2000
Can amaranthus grow in direct sun in tucson, arizona?

Answer from NGA
February 19, 2000
Some amaranth varieties will take full sun here, but the 'Summer Poinsettia' mix that Burpee offers would be better with protection from hot afternoon sun because it has a wider, lusher type of leaf. (Note that native desert plants have very small leaves, thus limiting the surface area exposed to the sun.)

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