Amaranthus Velvet Curtains – 6 pack

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Amaranthus Velvet Curtains – 6 pack


Velvet Curtains Amaranthus will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Velvet Curtains Amaranthus is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a ‘thriller’ in the ‘spiller-thriller-filler’ container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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Scientific Name: Amaranthus Cruentus

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Love-Lies-Bleeding


An attractive, eye catching annual or biannual that produces spikes of deep purple flowers above dark crimson leaves, from early summer until fall; perfect as a garden accent, along borders, or in containers