Amaranthus caudatus ‘Viridis’
GREEN PRINCE OF WALES FEATHER
Spectacular in either the veggie garden or the flower garden. Bushy annuals with large, almost tropical leaves, over and through which the familiar tassels cascade to the ground. Each of these fascinating tassels is a colony of tightly packed, tiny flowers and lasts for many weeks on the plant. They make a fabulous background to other flowers, and a tasty talking point in the veggie garden.
Leaves, flowers and seeds are all edible and highly nutritious. Use fresh young leaves in salads, and cook larger leaves like spinach.
H: 60cm W: 30cm approx. Full Sun, Partial Shade
SEED SOWING ADVICE:
For best results, Amaranthus caudatus ‘Viridis’ seeds are sown directly into the ground where required in the spring. Alternatively, sow in late winter/early spring in gentle warmth, 15-20 degrees C. Prick out into small 3 inch or 7 cm. pots and plant in final position when the plants are established.
SEED COUNT: 500 seeds per pack approx.