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Coral Fountain Love-Lies-Bleeding Amaranth Seeds

Coral Fountain Love-Lies-Bleeding Amaranth Seeds

SKU:1339

The pendulous tassels of 'Coral Fountain' will win you over to the world of unusual, dramatic flowers. These 18" "tassel flowers" in varying shades of coral, dry beautifully for everlasting arrangements, wreaths, or other crafts. Pollinators are attracted to the flowers, which eventually produce protein-rich, edible seeds that you can harvest for yourself or leave for your bird friends. Instructions inside the packet on how to harvest the seeds for eating.

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Variety Info

Family: Amaranthaceae

Native: Unknown

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Exposure: Full Sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Plant Dimensions: 3'–5' tall

Variety Info: Each cascading tassel (up to 18" long) is a colony of tiny, tightly packed, coral-pink flowers.

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Edible Flower, Frost Sensitive

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, when soil temperature is 65°–75°F.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 7–14 days

Seed Depth: Barely cover

Seed Spacing: A pinch (approx. 8 seeds) every 12" – 15"

Thinning: When 1" – 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12" – 15"