Amaranthus caudatus 'Viridis'

Amaranthus caudatus 'Viridis' has long, soft tassels of pale, fresh acid-green. One of my favourites. More
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Amaranthus caudatus 'Viridis' has long, soft tassels of pale, fresh acid-green. One of my favourites.

This makes one of the best upper level foliage plants for an elegant, mixed arrangement. Perfect for mixing with dahlias and sunflowers, or arranging in a large vase on its own.

Genus Amaranthus caudatus
Group/Species caudatus
Variety Viridis
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Love-lies-bleeding
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 1m (39in)
Spacing 50-60cm (20-24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in mid spring or direct in May. Harden off and plant after last frosts.
Care Tips Water well, support stems if necessary to produce long tassels. The leaves are edible.
Flowering July - October, 12 weeks from sowing
Vase Life 7-10 days. Remove most of the leaves. You can dry this plant by hanging it upside down in a dry, dark area.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Amaranthus caudatus 'Viridis' reviews

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Reviewed 24th August 2019 by Karen

Brilliant all really good this year !

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sylvie

quick delivery. About 70% germination, but a bit slow to get going. Now going strong & producing a good amount of lovely trailing tails.

Amaranthus caudatas "Viridis"

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Reviewed 16th November 2014 by g macgregor

Grew in a seed tray in un-heated greenhouse in spring. Transplanted into pots in late spring and then final position in late June. Took off after a couple of weeks and lasted until mid autumn. Surprisingly large plant (given the size of the seedlings) and beautifully arching. Particularly effective in front of white hydrangeas under a lime walk I started three years ago. Also planted en masse in another bed with euphorbia. Kept the weeds down in what has been a troublesome flower bed. will grow again next year.