Harvested from the gardens at Monticello. Thomas Jefferson included Joseph's Coat, or "three-coloured Amaranth", 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. Jefferson-documented: This plant was documented by Thomas Jefferson in his Garden Book, Notes on the State of Virginia, or other writings.
Direct sow Joseph's Coat (Amaranthus tricolor) seeds outdoors after the last spring frost. Alternatively, start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost, then harden off and transplant outdoors after last frost. Approximately 70 seeds per packet.
|Exposure||Planting Method||Planting Depth||Days to Emerge||Plant Spacing||Size at Maturity||Type|
|Full Sun||Direct Sow||1/4"||3-14||18" apart||3-4'||Tender Annual|
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