Amaranthus caudatus 'Coral Fountain'
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|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Half-Hardy Annual
- Cutting Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- June - October, 12 weeks from sowing
- 1.2m (4ft)
- Common name
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 90cm (36in)
- 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.
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.
Amaranthus leaves can be used in stir fries, as you would pak choi. It's also delicious slightly wilted with lemon and garlic, as you might cook spinach.
Pinch out growing tip to encourage more side branches to form and keep picking regularly. It is very heat and drought tolerant. Requires staking.