Approximately 500 Seeds
Amaranthus Caudatus 'Viridis' has long, soft tassels of pale, fresh acid-green. It's impossible not to love as it makes one of the best foliage plants for an elegant, mixed flower arrangement. It's perfect for mixing with dahlias and sunflowers, or arranging in a large vase on its own.
SITE: full sun
FLOWERING MONTHS: July to October
SOW UNDER COVER/PLANT INDOORS: March to April
SOW DIRECT/PLANT OUTDOORS: May
CARE TIPS: Water well, support stems if necessary to produce long tassels. The leaves are edible.
Start the seeds off under cover in early spring. Sprinkle onto moist compost, cover thinly and place somewhere bright and warm. Seedlings should appear within 2-3 weeks at 20°C. Transplant into individual pots when seedlings are large enough to handle. Grow on in cooler conditions and harden off before planting out after the last frosts. They may also be sown direct in late spring. They prefers a moist, fertile, humus-rich soil in a sunny but sheltered site