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Amaranthus caudatus 'Viridis'

Amaranthus caudatus 'Viridis' has long, soft tassels of pale, fresh acid-green. One of my favourites.
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200 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
Well-drained
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

Amaranthus caudatus 'Viridis' has long, soft tassels of pale, fresh acid-green. One of my favourites.

This makes one of the best upper level foliage plants for an elegant, mixed arrangement. Perfect for mixing with dahlias and sunflowers, or arranging in a large vase on its own.

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.