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, 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.
Native Distribution: Tropical Asia
Direct sow seeds outdoors after the last spring frost. Alternatively, start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost, then harden off and transplant into well drained soil after the last frost. Approximately 70 seeds per packet.
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