Amaranthus caudatus 'Coral Fountain' | Amaranth | Love lies Bleeding Flower Seeds

Deutscher Name:
Rosa Fuchsschwanz
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Amaranthus are annuals or short-lived perennials, grown for their dense panicles of tiny flowers or their colorful foliage. Grow in a sunny position in fertile, well-drained soil (neutral to acidic). Will tolerate partial shade and will grow adequately in poor soils. Dense clay soils are unsuitable for Amaranths. Commonly known as Love-lies-bleeding, Amaranth, Tassel flower, Pigweeds, Prince’s feather, Chinese spinach, Tampala. Some species are cultivated as leaf vegetables and some as ornamental plants.The densely packed flowers grow in summer or autumn with a range of colors from maroon to crimson and can grow up to 3 to 8 feet (1 to 2.5m). The stems are often reddish in color and a single plant can produce hundreds or thousands of seeds, borne singly in dry capsule fruits. 

USES: Cottage gardens, Vegetable gardens, Containers, Beds, Cut Flowers, Dried flowers, Borders

TOLERATES: Heat, Drought, Poor Soils, Humidity, Salt

Botanical Name: Amaranthus caudatus ‘Coral Fountain’

Common Name: Love lies bleeding, Tassel Flower

Type: Bushy, erect Annual or short lived Perennial

Flower Color: Beautiful coral pink tassels 1 to 3 ft long (30-91cm) 

Flowering Time: June to October

Plant Height: 3 feet (100cm)

Plant Width: 12-15 inches (30-38cm)

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Water Requirements: Average / Moist

Soil Requirements: Well drained, moderately fertile, humus rich soil

USDA Zone: 10-11

AHS Heat Zone: 12-1

Sowing Instructions (Cliff Notes Version): Sow seed at 68°F (20°C) in mid spring under glass in a soil based potting mix. May also be sown on site in mid spring; thin to 24 in. (60cm) apart. Water freely during dry periods in summer to prolong flowering. 

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