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Amaranthus caudatus 'Viridis'

Love-lies-bleeding

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Key information

Plant type

Half-hardy annual

Flower colour

Green

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

This unusual-looking annual makes an interesting addition to summer bedding schemes. It produces long, lime-green tassels which dangle almost to the ground. Larger plants may need staking to support the weight of their blooms. Sow seeds indoors in early spring and plant out once the danger of frost has passed in May or June.

Family: Amaranthaceae

Genus: Amaranthus

Species: caudatus

Cultivar: Viridis

Plant type: Half-hardy annual

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Moist

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 75cm

Time to plant seeds: February to March

Flowering period: July to September


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