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botanical name:
Amaranthus hypochondriacus 'Green Thumb'
Amaranthus hypochondriacus 'Green Thumb' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Red Cockscomb, Prince's Feather
family:  Amaranthaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: fast
growth habit:
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: light green
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 10 to 10
Produces numerous, divided, erect cymes of yellow-green flowers, from summer to early autumn.

Needs sun and fertile well-drained soil to grow well.

From seed.

Young leaves are edible and the plant is also used as a medicinal herb.

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