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Amaranthus tricolor ‘Early Splendor’ (Joseph’s Coat)

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Amaranthus tricolor 'Early Splendor', Amaranthus 'Early Splendor', Chinese Spinach 'Early Splendor', Fountain Plant 'Early Splendor', Joseph's Coat 'Early Splendor', Summer Poinsettia 'Early Splendor'

Amaranthus tricolor ‘Early Splendor’ (Joseph’s Coat) is a bushy, upright annual with large, brilliant crimson-red upper leaves contrasting the lower chocolate-brown leaves. Growing taller and taller during the summer months, Amaranthus tricolor adds drama in the garden. Wonderfully exotic and easy to grow.

  • Grows up to 2-5 ft. tall (60-150 cm) and 2-3 ft. wide (30-60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun, in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils. Appreciates some afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Generally disease free. Keep an eye our for aphids.
  • Propagate by seed.
  • Native to Tropical Asia.

Requirements

Hardiness 2 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 11
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Amaranthaceae
Genus Amaranthus
Common names Amaranth, Chinese Spinach, Joseph's Coat
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 5'
(60cm - 150cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Amaranthus viridis (Slender Amaranth)
Amaranthus tricolor (Joseph’s Coat)
Amaranthus caudatus ‘Dreadlocks’ (Love-Lies-Bleeding)
Amaranthus caudatus (Love-Lies-Bleeding)
Amaranthus cruentus ‘Velvet Curtains’ (Purple Amaranth)

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 11
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Amaranthaceae
Genus Amaranthus
Common names Amaranth, Chinese Spinach, Joseph's Coat
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 5'
(60cm - 150cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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Amaranthus (Amaranth)
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