Velvet Curtains Amaranthus
Minimum 25 Seeds
Upright amaranthus with deep rouge-purple spikes
Who doesn’t love amaranthus? with their fluffy trailing tendrils or upright spikes, perfect match to any bouquet. I could just have vases of them all over the house (sometimes i do). Amaranthus Velvet curtains has a deliciously deep red spike, with divine purple leaves to match - she's a real stand out.
How to make these beauties grow
How: Surface sow and lightly cover. Can be easily transplanted.
Where: Full Sun
Days to Maturity: 65-75 days
Pick: When 3/4 of the flowers are open
Notes from the garden
Amaranthus can also be dried - hang upside in a cool dark place for a few weeks to retain colour - or alternatively leave in a vase without water.
Pinch out main growing tip to encourage side branching and more useable stems (otherwise you can end up with stems as thick as broom handles).
Recommend staking trailing types.