Amaranthus caudatus ‘Mira’ seeds -(Love Lies Bleeding)

$4.10

This plant has very large upright and cascading textured heads. Blooms are beautiful in a garden and bouquets. In the garden if left to mature the flowers become very rich and eye catching.

Description

Mira is a very pretty amaranthus which blends well with other flowers, thus making it a florist’s favorite.  It provides lovely bi-colored rose & green trailing flower ropes which can be combined  with lime, burgundy, cream & just about anything else you can think up. It has lovely trailing stems and bright colorful leaves which makes this a choice cut flower. But it is lovely in the garden too, and can be used singly or planted in groups. Its flowers mature to a deep, rich pink and green combination that is extremely attractive.  Butterflies, bees and birds are attracted to the plant . Protect young plants from slugs and snails. Grows happily almost anywhere but best in full sun with some compost.

Sowing advice

Sow indoors at 21 deg C 6-8 weeks before the last frost, or  direct in early summer at 21 deg C or higher. Sow in seed trays or pots in moist seed raising mix. Do not cover seeds  as light is required for germination. Seedlings should appear in 10- 14 days. The plants grow quickly so  pot on to prevent premature flowering. The seedlings should be ready to transplant in 3-4 weeks. Transplant to 7cm  pots and  grow on. Transplant outdoors late spring into moist, well-drained soil, 30 to 45cm  apart. Pinch out the centre to encourage branching

Additional information

Classification

Annual

Common Name

Love lies Bleeding

Family

Scrophulariaceae

Maximum Height

1 m

Number of seeds in packet

approx 40