Amaranthus - Pony Tails
Delightful long, decorative tassels in red and green shades, gently swish side to side in a summer breeze. It is ideal for adding height and interest to summer bedding displays. Height: 90-120cm.
Sow March to May. Sow thinly, 3mm deep in drills 30cm 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. 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 pots or trays. Plant out after all risk of frost. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 30cm apart.