These deep red trailing blooms are thought to resemble plated pony tails. As they are so tough they are a reminder of 19th century gardens when these flowers were used extensively. Height 200cm space 30-60cm.
A selected strain of green 'Love-lies-bleeding' with large drooping tassels on a vigorous upright plant to 120cm. A tough and hardy annual. Sow from October in mild regions or from November after frosts in the cool inland.
So many people who visit the garden are intrigued by this easily grown annual. Growing up to 140cm tall it carries 80cm long dangling green flowers tassels from early summer until autumn. It is much sought after by flower arrangers.
A new and exciting variety with strongly architectural spikes of orange-bronze flowers on a 100-120cm tall plant. Excellent cut flower as well as a terrific garden subject. Easily grown from seed sown in situ during spring. Read more about Amaranthus cruentus 'Hot Biscuits'
A new, improved selection from Rotterdam in South Holland, growing to 90cm tall carrying deep burgundy upright flower spikes from mid-summer until late autumn. Makes an excellent cut flower and a long blooming border plant. Read more about Amaranthus cruentus 'Red Flare'
This Egyptian wildflower makes a fine addition to the garden and to a vase. 15cm diameter white lacy flower heads are produced on a strong 50-60cm tall, self-supporting plant. Sow seeds from mid-autumn until early spring.
This dark purple variety could well have been growing in our garden here for a hundred years. It is very like the wild form of this species. Free flowering and self sowing it will grow 60cm tall by 40 cm across. Happy in sun or light shade.