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Amaranthus caudatus

For sale by Chris Sullivan

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Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres
£3.00

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Plant Finder: about Amaranthus caudatus

Common names

Love-lies-bleeding, Love-lies-bleeding, Careless, Cat tail, Chenile plant, Floramor, Inca wheat, Lady's riding whip, Tassel flower, Teasel flower, Thrumwort, Tumbleweed, Velvet flower

Description

Amaranthus caudatus (Love-lies-bleeding). This is a tall annual or biennial species and the leaves are dull green and oval in shape. The long tassel-like blooms flowers are dark red and appear in summer through to autumn.

Cultivation

A half-hardy to frost tender annual. In dry periods, water regularly to ensure good bloom production and a longer flowering period.

Interest and use

Cutting bed, border, culinary use, dried arrangements.

Due to its striking and brilliantly coloured flower tassels, it is usually planted as the focal point in a bed and also makes a good container plant. The tassels can be dried and used in autumn arrangements.

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Amaranthus caudatus | St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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