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botanical name:
Amaranthus tricolor 'Joseph's Coat'
Amaranthus tricolor 'Joseph's Coat' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Joseph's Coat, Fountain Plant, Chinese Spinach, Tampala
family:  Amaranthaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 1.20m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: multicoloured
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Erect, bushy annual with striking multi-coloured leaves which may be shades of green, purple, bright red, maroon, pink, orange or yellow. Relatively insignificant red flowers appear in dense, erect, spike-like clusters amongst the foliage in summer and early autumn.

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

propagation:
From seed

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