Love-lies-bleeding (Amaranthus Caudatus Viridis) 100 seeds (#1158)

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Love-lies-bleeding (Amaranthus Caudatus Viridis) 100 seeds (#1158)

Many parts of the plants, including the leaves and seeds, are edible, and are frequently used as a source of food in India and South America – where it is the most important Andean species of Amaranthus, known as kiwicha.
It grows up to 75 cm in height, best in full sun. It can handle a variety of conditions, both humid and arid. It is easily grown from seed.
In most of its range, it is planted as a summer annual. In temperate regions, plants can be started indoors in early spring and transplanted outdoors after the last frost.
Annual. Easily grown in moist, average, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best flowering in full sun, but appreciates some afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date or purchase starter plants. When grown from seed, flowers usually don’t appear until approximately 3 months after sowing. Set out plants after last frost date. Space smaller varieties 8-12” apart and larger varieties to 18” apart. Seed may be harvested from garden plants for planting the following year.
Info source: missouribotanicalgarden.org

Genus - Amaranthus
Species - Caudatus
Variety - Viridis
Common name - Love-lies-bleeding
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Plant type - Annual
Hardiness zones - 2 - 11
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Height - 0.75 m
Spread - 0.30 m
Growth rate - Fast
Bloom season - July to frost
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Green
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Humous, loamy, clay, well drained
Water requirements - Average water needs. Water regularly, no overwatering
Landscape uses - Best in hanging baskets where drooping flowers are best seen. May be used in beds or borders. Interesting edging along walks or paths.

GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
Sow indoors in early spring (March - April) and plant out once the danger of frost has passed in May or June.
Press seeds into soil. Do not cover.
Keep moist and warm.
Germinates in 10-20 days.

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