Amaranthus tricolor is an annual plant known for its brightly colored foliage rather than its flowers. This plant is grown as an edible crop in some parts of the world. The genus name comes from the Greek word amarantos meaning unfading in reference to the long-lasting flowers of some species. Specific epithet means three-colored.
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