Friday, February 8, 2019

Plants in Early American Gardens- Joseph's Coat

Joseph's Coat (Amaranthus tricolor)

Thomas Jefferson included Joseph's Coat, or “three-coloured Amaranth,” in a shipment of seeds to his brother-in-law, Francis Eppes, from Paris in 1786. This brightly-plumed, tender annual is grown for its vibrant yellow and red foliage that provides an eye-catching display of color in the summer border.

Contact The Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants at
Phone 434-984-9819
Mail P.O. Box 316, Charlottesville, VA, 22902