A tall slender plant grown for its multicolored foliage.
average to dry
Soil & Site
average to dry soils, will rot in wet soils
green, ovate to oval, 3-6 inches long by up to 4 inches wide, tapering to a point
A tall slender plant reaching 4-5 feet.
Native to India and the Philippines
Used in gardens since the Elizabethan's times. The multicolored leaves of yellow, green and crimson inspired them to name the plant "Joseph's Coat". The genus name Amaranthus is derived from "a" meaning not and "maitanino" meaning wither.
This colorful member of the Pigweed family that reminds me of a Coleus.