Amaranthus caudatus 'Pony Tails'
Love-Lies-Bleeding 'Pony Tails'
Amaranthus caudatus 'Pony Tails' produces delightful, long, decorative tassel flowers in red and green shades, which gently swish side to side in a summer breeze. Ideal for adding height and interest to summer bedding displays. Height: 90-120cm (36-48in)
|Botanical name||Amaranthus caudatus|
|Common name||Love-Lies-Bleeding 'Pony Tails'|
|Flower colour||Red, Green|
|Flowering time||Summer, Autumn|
|Plant type||Flower Seeds|
|Season of interest||Summer, Autumn|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||1.1m - 1.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow March to May. Sow thinly, 3mm (1/8in) deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart in well-cultivated soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Water ground regularly, especially in dry periods. Can also be sown in pots or trays of moist seed compost covered with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Keep at between 20-25C (68-86F). After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination will usually 7-14 days. When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays. Plant out after all risk of frost. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 30cm (12in) apart. The cut flowers last well in water and can also be dried. If this is done carefully the flowers keep their colour for some time. For pot plants provide a humid atmosphere.|