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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.
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1000 seeds

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Details:

Type
Half-Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - October, 12 weeks from sowing
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
caudatus
Common name
Love-lies-bleeding
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
1000 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
90cm (36in)
Cultivation
Sow indoors February-April, covering seed lightly, and plant out after the last frosts. Or sow direct in April or May and thin to 90cm apart.

Description

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.

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.