Okay, I just received an email from Vickie, Valerie's friend, she's so smart and we are trying to talk her into blogging, she could teach us all a few things about gardening. Anyway a great website is www.bestgarden.net This plant-
Zones 9 - 11
3 - 4' Height
Poor Well Drained Soil
Sow seeds indoors bring outside when temps reach 70 -75
Easy to maintain.
I'll be trying it again, trying to harvest seeds. If I get some I'll let you know so you can try it too!
I cannot find any information on this plant. Amaranthus "Joseph Coat" Tricolor. I can find Love Lies Bleeding and others similar but not this one. It dries seeds close to the stem like the Celosia. I am going to gather seeds and see what happens in the spring. When I first got it the leaves were dark green with red and yellow as the plant matured the leaves turned more yellow. It was beautiful, but very contrary. Wilted with not enough water, wilted with too much water and did not like temps. above 80, I think. Can anyone help me out?
Photo taken Nov. 16, 2008
Photo taken Sept. 3, 2008
Photo taken July 7, 2008