Amaranthus cruentus 'Velvet Curtains'
Intense crimson foliage and inflorescence makes a superb cut flower and hardy garden plant. Sow from November for an autumn display.
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 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.