Purple Amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus 'Velvet Curtain')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 36-72 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flower Color: Purple
Red
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Salad greens
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self
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Location: Vaughan, ON, CanadaDate: 2012-08-20
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Location: Vaughan, ON, CanadaDate: 2012-08-17
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Location: Vaughan, ON, CanadaDate: 2012-08-06
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Location: Vaughan, ON, CanadaDate: 2012-07-12Looks like the leaves are tasty to more than just humans!
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