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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.
|Border Position||Back, Middle|
|Moisture||Well-drained, Moist but Well-drained|
|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.|
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Amaranthus caudatus 'Viridis' reviews
Amaranthus caudatas "Viridis"
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.