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Amaranthus tricolor 'Red Army'

Invaluable foliage in a deep rich crimson for the late summer and autumn garden and vase.
1

500 seeds

3 x 9cm pots

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Half-Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - October, 12 weeks from sowing
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
tricolor
Common name
Love-lies-bleeding
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Start seeds off under cover in spring. Keep warm and moist. Transplant seedlings into individual pots and grow on in cooler conditions and harden off before planting out after the last frosts. May also be sown direct in late spring.

Description

Invaluable foliage in a deep rich crimson for the late summer and autumn garden. Collect your own prolific seed and successionally sow. This makes a fantastic microsalad leaf in the deepest red.

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.