Perfecta Amaranthus Seeds

(P) Pkt of 200 seeds
Item #00089-PK-P1


A rainbow of 5 colors in dozens of rich shades

The rainbow of bright foliage and tall, erect habit of this glorious Summer Poinsettia (Amaranthus) make it a garden standout even in the back of the border. The upper foliage—a brilliant display of scarlet and yellow—tops the base of yellow, green, and chocolate-brown, as if a lovely bloom had been set atop a brightly-colored plant. No two plants will show exactly the same color patterning, so be sure to plant several and enjoy the differences.

Perfecta is a somewhat narrow, column-shaped plant that reaches 4½ feet tall and just 12 to 18 inches wide in the sun-soaked garden. Not afraid of damp soils, it is a good choice for waterside plantings, and combines beautifully with summer-blooming annuals and perennials. And few sights are as stunning as an Amaranthus garden, with its amazing display of color and form. Try combining Perfecta with yellow-leaved Illumination.

It's easy to see why Amaranthus is called Summer Poinsettia, with its long, pointed leaves of radiant colors. But unlike that holiday plant, you will enjoy this colorful display for many months—from midsummer right up until frost in the sunny garden. Very drought-tolerant, too.


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Genus Amaranthus
Species tricolor
Variety Perfecta
Item Form (P) Pkt of 200 seeds
Bloom Start to End Mid Summer - Early Fall
Habit Columnar
Seeds Per Pack 200
Plant Height 4 ft - 5 ft
Plant Width 12 in - 18 in
Additional Characteristics Direct Sow, Flower
Bloom Color Mix
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Wet
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Ornamental, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 4 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

February 26, 2020


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I plant these every year and always have people stopping to ask what it is. Wonderful, easy plants!

dena from TX
January 09, 2020

traffic stopping plant

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I have planted these for years because they are so easy and big, bold and stunning! There is no downside to these plants, I usually have two big planters of them at the edge of my I said, traffic stopping!

dena smith from TX
June 15, 2019

So far, so good.

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Great germination and good growth so far. Still early in the season, but so far so good.

Don from NJ
September 30, 2018


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

These are beautiful. They got 5 ft. tall and the colors really looked great in the garden. They reseeded and I ended up with tons of seedlings. My sister in Pittsburgh always bought these at the nursery and had them in her beds. She called them Summer Poinsettias. I could never find them in North Carolina and decided to try the seeds. Glad I did.

NC Gardener from NC

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