Foliage plant grown for its dark colour - purple foliage and reddish purple flower spikes.
We've had quite a variety of heights with this plant. From 30 inches to 6 feet. Most typical height was 4 feet tall. On a 6 foot tall plant, width is about 30". They can get pretty big.
Grown this for two years. Started from seed in '98, then retained some self-seeded plants in '99' (wow, does this thing ever self-seed). Won't grow it again for that reason. Atriplex hortensis is listed as noxious weed in Manitoba.
If I want to grow an annual with purple/maroon foliage, will instead grow Perilla frutescens.
Glen's score: 4.
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