Amaranthus caudatus, Green Love Lies Bleeding
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.
When to sow: Late spring
Where to sow: Direct sow
Depth to sow: 5mm Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants: 15cm-90cm Between rows: 90cm
Directions: If growing for cut flowers make a shallow drill and place three or four seed every 15cm apart thinning to one seedling after germination. For a long flowering garden subject plant a few seeds 50 to 90cm apart. After germination thin to one seedling.