Lambley Gardens & Nursery, 395 Lesters Road,  Ascot,  Victoria 3364
Phone +61 (03) 5343 4303,  Fax +61 (03) 5343 4257

Amaranthus cruentus 'Velvet Curtains'

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.