A Summer Poinsetta with Fiery Foliage of Gold, Crimson, and Green
A magnificent fountain of fiery color. Always a scene-stealer in our trial gardens, Illumination stops visitors in their tracks. Each tall, sturdy column has bright green leaves below a densely-packed eruption of gold and crimson foliage that stays colorful from midsummer till frost.
The warm weather brings out the magnificent colors in this sun-lover. The upper 1/3 of these 4- to 5-foot tall plants is devoted to the brilliant foliage, while the lower two-thirds remains green. You can see why this Amaranthus is called Summer Poinsettia—if only the holiday plant were as tall, long-lasting, and easy to grow.
Amaranthus is ideal for warm, sunny, well-drained spots. It makes a superb background accent, hedge, or border subject. Very drought-tolerant.
(P)Pkt of 200 seeds
Item Form:(P)?Pkt of 200 seeds
Bloom Start to End:Mid Summer – Late Fall
Seeds Per Pack:200
Plant Height:4 ft – 5 ft
Plant Width:24 in
Additional Characteristics:Direct Sow,?Flower
Foliage Color:Bronze,?Medium Green,?Red,?Variegated
Light Requirements:Full Sun
Moisture Requirements:Moist,? well-drained
Soil Tolerance:Normal,? loamy