Summer Poinsettia (Amaranthus tricolor)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Amaranthus tricolor Accepted
Amaranthus gangeticus Synonym
Amaranthus mangostanus Synonym
Amaranthus polygamus Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 1-4 feet
Plant Spread: 6 inches to 1 foot
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self

This was one of my favorite garden years. Amaranthus are a staple

Photo gallery:
Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2009-08-26
By Zencat
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-06-28
By chelle
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2017-07-02Summer Poinsettia - Joseph's Coat 001
By dawiz1753
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Date: 2010-08-16Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
By admin
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Photo courtesy of Select Seeds.
By Joy
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What plant is this? by enthralee Jan 20, 2017 5:08 AM 4
Growing with Coleus at Disneyland. by JWWC Oct 31, 2016 7:28 PM 1
Can some one identify this plant for me by Joe1985 Aug 25, 2016 1:06 PM 9
Seed Starting List for 2016 by Xeramtheum Jan 20, 2016 7:05 AM 2
Is Pigweed an Amaranth? by keithp2012 Sep 19, 2015 2:54 PM 6
Giant Red Banana leaf Canna's by DavidofDeLand Jun 14, 2014 9:46 AM 42
Allelopathic wood for hugelkultur by pappyt Jan 9, 2016 7:46 AM 9
anyone grow amaranth? by Frillylily Feb 23, 2014 1:09 PM 8
Amaranthus tricolor 'Perfecta' and 'Illumination' by BobWalshPlumeriaBook Aug 1, 2014 12:03 PM 19
Summer Poinsettia (Amaranthus tricolor 'Early Splendor'); spectacular & easy by GordonHawk Dec 3, 2011 11:36 AM 5

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