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Date Photo Taken: July 2010
Location: Lawrenceville
Posted By: sjmahersr


this plant showed up when repotting some outdoor flowers. There were three about 2 – 3 “s and now are 12 – 15 “s in about 6 weeeks. Look nice wonder if it’s a weed or something that could be border? Dark red stalk and red veins in green leaves.


  1. Lesley Smitg Unregistered says:

    looks like Amaranth to me – it will develop a plum-like flower.

    August 9th, 2010 at 8:31 pm
  2. steve maher Unregistered says:

    Will the Amaranth spread or does it remain one stalk plant?

    August 10th, 2010 at 1:14 pm
  3. Linda McDaniel Unregistered says:

    may be cockscomb without the flower head

    August 15th, 2010 at 2:08 pm
  4. ML Unregistered says:

    definitely looks like an amaranth…! all agree?!

    August 15th, 2010 at 2:24 pm
  5. ML Unregistered says:

    definitely looks like an amaranth…! all agree?! oh, when it blooms, cut the stalk, then you’ll get baby shoots off to sides…i’ve had them around 8 feet tall! hardy! beautiful in fall arrangements.

    August 15th, 2010 at 2:25 pm
  6. steve maher Unregistered says:

    Thanks for the info. Where are these best planted. per my original post somehow a couple little sprouts were in a pot with other plants. Replanted and they are growing like crazy and need to move to a permanent location.

    August 15th, 2010 at 11:52 pm
  7. ML Unregistered says:

    I plant all amaranth in the full sun. Do some research on the Amaranth family as you will see the grain is grown in the poorest of countries for food source. I use different varieties for floral design…it’ll be a great “mystery plant” to watch…ml

    August 16th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

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