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Amaranth, Summer Poinsettia

Amaranthus sp

Amaranth, Summer Poinsettia

This full sun plant grows 3-6 feet tall and produces the most intensely colored foliage. New growth can offer variegated color, bright yellows, deep fiery reds, and yellows depending on the cultivar chosen. Amaranth prefers high fertility and because of their prolific reseeding habit may become a garden “weed”. Plant carefully or be ruthless with the how the following spring.

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