Amaranthus bicolor, also known as Illumination, is a tender annual that is often grown as a summer flowering plant. The plant grows to a height of 12–24 inches and has a spread of 12–24 inches. Amaranthus bicolor leaves are oblong to lanceolate, and the flowers are small and borne in clusters. The plant is native to tropical America, but is now grown in many parts of the world.
Space: 12-24 inches
Season: spring to fall
Issues: subject to root rot if kept too moist; over-fertilization may cause dulling of foliage color
Light: Although it can take full sun, Amaranthus tricolor needs late afternoon shade.
Hilly Area: Sowing from march to june
Plain Area: Sowing from march to october