25 Giant Amaranthus Tri-color Seeds-1071A

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**I LOVE plants that can be neglected and still thrive well!** **GROWN ON OUR FARM HERE IN TENNESSEE ** *25 Giant Amaranthus Tricolor... ...JOSEPH'S COAT SEEDS ** GIANT AMARANTHUS TRICOLOR .This plant can be seen at Disney's Epcot Garden and Flower Show each spring! Gorgeous colors! Common name Amaranth, chinese spinach, Tampala. Amaranth is an erect tropical annual with long - stemmed leaves and small black seeds growing up to 6'-8' Tall ! The leaves, up to 5 inch long, are notched or rounded at the tips. The flowers are whitish - green while the seeds are very small, black or red-brown.. The leaves of the Amaranthus species are used as vegetable in Suriname; even very young children can eat these! They are rich in minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese) and vitamins (vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, riboflavin and foliate). This hardy annual has vibrant, ornamental red, yellow, and green foliage that lends a tropical effect to the garden. Cultivars feature yellow and maroon-shaded leaves, but the species still offers the showiest foliage! Noteworthy characteristics: Cultivated by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. Grow massed in a bed; combines well with other bold, warm-colored heirloom annuals. Care: Does well in full sun and any all soils! Propagation: Easy from seed in soil-based potting soil ! Fast growing beautiful plant loves direct sun! Cultivars have striking yellow, red and green foliage. The leaves may be eaten as a salad vegetable as well as the stems. In Africa, it is usually cooked as a leafy vegetable. It is usually steamed as a side dish in both China and Japan. It appears on the coat of arms of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge where it is called "flowers gentle". This plant is very easy to grow! #1071-A WE OFFER COMBINE SHIPPING ALL OVER THE WORLD....