Vigorous plants with smooth stems striped red and green, producing large leaves of a brilliant magenta colour and eventually bearing long spikes of tiny reddish flowers. The young leaves are covered with a pink crystalline powder looking just like glitter and are very tast eaten as a baby leaf, or cooked older leaves similar to spinach. These plants can grow 6-8ft tall.
Decorative in containers on the patio.
Sow from April to June