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Plant two or three of each of these magnificent amaranthus ('Coral Fountain', 'Hot Biscuits’, Green Giant' and 'Red Army’), and you’ve got the best border and vase filler to mix with dahlias.

Their exotic flower tassels and colours are perfect for spicing up your late summer and autumn garden. We trialled several of these last summer and these four came out top.

This collection contains 1 packet each of:
Genus Amaranthus
Group/Species caudatus, cruentus, tricolor
Variety Coral Fountain, Green Giant, Hot Biscuits, Red Army
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 1.2m (4ft)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow indoors March-April, cover seeds lightly, should germinate within 2-3 weeks at 20°C or sow direct into flowering position in April-May after the last frosts. Grow in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun, in a sheltered site.
Care Tips Pinch out growing tip to encourage more side branches to form. Requires staking. Keep picking regularly. It is very heat and drought tolerant.
Flowering June - October, 12 weeks from sowing
Vase Life Sear stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds.
Harvesting Flower production: 4-5 months
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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