4 packets of seed 140071 £7.50

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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:
Common Name Love-lies-bleeding
Border Position Cutting Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.2m (4ft)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
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, 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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