Amaranth

Plant name: Amaranth

Botanical name:
Amaranthus paniculatus ‘Autumn Palette’

Suggested by:
Susan Jelllinek, Thompson & Morgan (www.thompson-morgan.com)

Virtues:
It grows to 6 feet tall, making it a good background plant. Quickly and easily grown from seed. Works as a cut flower.

Flower: Color ranges from buff to soft peach to deeper apricot.

Foliage: Mid- to deep green, stays clean throughout the season.

Habit: Tall and narrow, with sturdy stems—plant several together for a mass of color.

Season:
Summer until frost.

Companions: Its subtle coloration allows it to go well with nearly anything. Deep blue salvia and bushy coleus really work.

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