(Amaranthus sp.) Direct seed or set young, growing amaranth transplants after danger of frost, in rich soil and full sun. Space 2-3 feet apart. Drought tolerant, but more productive with adequate moisture. Harvest young leaves for greens all summer long. Amaranth seeds mature over a long period, so must be collected several times for best production; or, cut and hang upside-down indoors, collecting seeds on a tarp as they fall. (Some threshing may be necessary.) This crop is easy to grow, quite colorful and makes delicious greens and grain. A good ornamental plant for landscaping
A blazing whirl of fantastic colors-brilliant red against flame yellow with a green contrast. Joseph's Coat is beautiful when used in containers, edging or mass plantings. So striking it can be planted as a specimen plant. Celebrate with the fireworks of this spectacular centerpiece. Grows up to 3', full sun. Heat and drought tolerant. Amaranthus tricolor.
Callaloo is also a delicious spinach-like vegetable with a rich, earthy, broccoli-like flavour. Extr..