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AMARANTH Illumination

Amaranthus bicolor

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Family: Amaranthaceae

Characteristics: Annual 80 cm

Seeds per packet: Appprox 50

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A colourful heat-loving plant that produces showy leaves of scarlet, orange and yellow.

Quick growing these are excellent plants for long-lasting fillers for beds or toward the back of your garden.

The leaves are edible and also make great "cut flowers" to brighten indoor flower arrangements.

Tropical: Winter to Mid-Spring.
Temperate: Late Winter to Early-Summer.
Cold: Spring

Sow: 5mm deep.
For best results sow directly into soil where they are to grow.
Germination: 7-14 days.
Plant space: 80cm
Row space: 1 metre
Maturity: 10-12 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

Adaptable to most soils in a sunny position. Drought resistant but frost tender.

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