Amaranthus caudatus 'Coral Fountain'

The most elegant of all red Love-Lies-Bleeding trialled thus far, with delicate tassels in a soft muted pink-crimson. More
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The most elegant of all red Love-Lies-Bleeding trialled thus far, with delicate tassels in a soft, muted pink-crimson.

I found this such a versatile colour this summer and was picking it almost every day to arrange with dahlias, zinnias, and vases of cosmos. Highly recommended.

Genus Amaranthus
Group/Species caudatus
Variety Coral Fountain
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Love-lies-bleeding
Border Position Back, Container, Middle
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1m (39in)
Spacing 1m (3ft 3in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Start seeds off under cover in early spring. Sprinkle onto moist compost, cover thinly and place somewhere bright and warm, seedlings should appear within 2-3 weeks at 20°C. Transplant into individual pots when seedlings are large enough to handle, grow on in cooler conditions and harden off before planting out after the last frosts. May also be sown direct in late spring. Prefers a moist, fertile, humus-rich soil in a sunny but sheltered site.
Care Tips Pinch out growing tip to encourage more side branches to form and keep picking regularly. It is very heat and drought tolerant. Requires staking.
Flowering June - October
Vase Life Strip the bottom leaves and sear stem ends in boiling water for 10 seconds
Harvesting Harvest for the vase when the tassels begin to lengthen
Cooking Notes The foliage of this plant is edible – it’s served boiled as ‘Horta’ in Greece, where it’s grown as a salad alternative.
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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