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This unusual annual has purplish green leaves, and from summer to autumn, bears tightly packed, red-suffused green flowers that are followed by attractive red-brown or purple seed-heads. The leaves can be eaten like spinach. Sow seeds indoors in early spring and plant out once the danger of frost has passed in May or June.
Plant type: Half-hardy annual
Flower colour: Green
Foliage colour: Purple
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist
Hardiness: Half hardy
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant seeds: February to March
Flowering period: July to September
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