Jefferson included the Joseph's Coat in a shipment of seeds to his brother-in-law, Francis Eppes, from Paris in 1786. This brightly-plumed tender annual is grown for its vibrant yellow and red foliage that provides an eye-catching display of color in the summer border. Joseph's Coat grows to four feet and likes a warm, sunny exposure. Plant the seed after the last frost and thin or transplant the seedlings so they are three to four feet apart.
Approximately 70-80 seeds per pack.
Line Drawing from Henderson's Handbook of Plants
by Peter Henderson (1890)