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Amaranthus Seeds - Caudatus

Botanical - Amaranthaceae

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850 Seeds
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SKU:
FA-AMA-01
 
Price £1.64
 
 
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850 Seeds.

Other Names - Love-Lies-Bleeding, Crimson Tassels, Tassel Flower…

The decorative tassels of Amaranthus Caudatus will definitely add interest to the summer garden display with it's beautiful and striking deep red coloured tassels that grow up to 45 cm in length. An excellent variety for growing in the middle or the back of the summer beds.

  • An interesting and exotic looking plant.
  • Leiden with drooping crimson tassels throughout summer and autumn.
  • Bushy habit.

Suitable For - Flowers for drying, bedding plants, containers, cottage gardens, cut flowers, short lived houseplants

Sowing Months - March - May

Flowering Months - June - October


Soil Preperation

To help with moisture retention and fertility add a good amount of well rotted manure or compost to the soil. If the soil is a heavy clay add some gritty sand to help with drainage. Remove weeds from the area. The soil will need to be a fine tilth if the seeds are to be sown direct.

General Information
Habit Annual Soil type Well drained, moderately fertile, humus rich, moist soil
Type   Distance between plants 45 - 60 cm
Position Full sun Sowing depth 2 mm
Average height 60 -120 cm Germination Temperature 20 to 25℃
Average spread 60 - 80 cm Days to germination 14 - 30 days
Hardiness Half hardy down to 0 RHS Bee friendly No
Soil Ph   RHS Award winner No

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow amaranthus seeds on the surface of damp compost in modules, trays or pots.
Cover the seeds with a light sprinkling of compost or vermiculite.
Place in a propagator or if preferred cover with a clear polythene bag and seal. Place in a warm location at the temperature suggested above. Do not exclude light as this will help germination however avoid direct hot sun at this stage.
After germination has started remove from the polythene bag or propagator and place in a well lit location with a reduced but still warm temperature.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7 - 10 cm pots.
Grow on until the plants are strong and all risk of frost has passed.
Before planting out harden off over 1 - 2 weeks so the plants acclimatise to the outdoor temperatures.

Direct Sowing

Sow amaranthus seeds direct in April - May into a well prepared seed bed where the plants are to grow in drills 45 - 60 cm apart.
When large enough to handle, thin out the seedlings to 45 - 60 cm apart. Water the transplants well.


Growing On

Water the newly planted amaranthus well until established.
The plants will benefit from a regular feed of a balanced fertilizer.
Water well in hot dry weather.

TIP

Amaranthus caudatus will benefit from some additional supports especially if grown in exposed areas.

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