Ornamental variety of amaranth that is grown for its colorful leaves. Upright bushy plants produce a rainbow of bright foliage make it a garden standout even in the back of the border. No two plants will show exactly the same color patterning, so be sure to plant several and enjoy the differences. Great for beds, borders, mass planting, and cottage gardens. Flowers are insignificant, drought-tolerant.
Sowing: Sow 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Barely cover the seed. Bottom water or mist to avoid covering seeds with displaced soil. Harden off by growing at 62-65°F (17-18°C) and transplant outside after the last frost. Direct sow: After the last frost, sow thinly, barely covering the seed. When seedlings have first true leaves, thin to 12-15″ apart.