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Joseph's Coat

Amaranthus tricolor. Joseph's Coat rivals Coleus for its flashy foliage that adds beaucoup color to garden beds and containers. But Joseph's Coat has one thing going for it that Coleus doesn't—it's edible! Eat the young leaves raw in salads or steamed or stir fried like spinach. Direct-sow seeds after all threat of frost has passed or start seeds indoors, 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting out. Give the plants full sun and moist soil for the most intense colors. Pinching young plants encourages fuller growth and provides greens for your supper. Deer resistant. Annual. Height: 2' to 3'.

Average seed life: 1 year.

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Joseph’s Coat Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
:3/8”
Seed Spacing:2”-3”
Plant Spacing:6”-18”
Days to Germination: 3-10 days
Germination Temperature:60°-80°F

Amaranthus tricolor. Joseph’s Coat’s bushy, whorled stalks of green foliage are topped with hot yellows, reds and cream, looking like nothing short of an exuberant fireworks explosion. And it’s edible! Eat the young leaves raw in salads or steamed or stir-fried. Heat-loving, it can be direct sown outdoors after all danger of frost has passed in warmer areas. In colder areas, it may be started indoors 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting out after the threat of frost has passed. Sow seeds in seed starting medium with even moisture, strong light and good ventilation. Harden off the seedlings by gradually acclimating them to outside conditions for 1 to 2 weeks before transplanting out. When plants are 4" to 8" tall, thin or transplant 6" to 18" apart. Give the plants full sun and moist soil for the most intense color. Pinching young plants encourages fuller growth. Height: 2' to 3'.