Does anyone know what this beautiful red-foliaged plant is? I bought it assuming it was a red salvia, but so far no bloom. There was no plant tag in the little 4-packs I bought. It is about 12 - 15 inches tall right now. Update: Thanks to Sissy I now know that it is an amaranthus, also known as summer poinsettia. It can get up to 4 feet tall! Although I don't think it is going to get that tall in my containers. I hope not! The bright red on the top is the "flower" that it's grown for. It does actually get true little flowers along the stem. Sissy, thanks so much for the great detective work!
Every time I walk by this lavender I have to pick a piece to rub between my fingers to release the scent.
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.