Create your very own historically inspired garden with this packet of Joseph’s Coat Seeds. Amaranthus means “never waxing old” which refers to the fact that these plants were prized for their everlasting qualities. Native to Peru, Africa and India, it was first described in 1665. Tricolor, often called The Summer Poinsettia or Joseph’s Coat, grows 2-3 feet with leaves colored in scarlet, yellow and orange. Flowers are inconsequential. Plant is grown for the ornamental beauty of its leaves.
FULL SUN – Sow seed in late spring after all danger of frost has passed and the soil is warm. When seedlings are 2” high, thin, leaving 18” between plants.
- 200 mg Seed Packet
- Annual Plant
- Plant 18 inches apart at 1/2 inch depth
- 14-21 Days to Germination
- Blossoms in approximately 45-60 days
- Made in the USA
- CW Exclusive
Eighteenth-century Williamsburg was the home of many ardent gardeners and plant collectors who often exchanged seeds with fellow enthusiasts in Great Britain. Gardeners obtained their seeds from store merchants or from traveling seedsmen. Today, the Colonial Williamsburg seed program continues the tradition by offering many varieties grown in the 18th century.