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Amaranthus caudatus 'Green Necklace'

Amaranthus caudatus 'Green Necklace'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

1m

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Common problems with Amaranthus caudatus 'Green Necklace'

Suceptible to snails and slugs. Also keep an eye out for aphids. Root rot may occur in poorly drained soils. The viruses, aster yellows and fungal leaf spot diseases may occur in very wet conditions.

Amaranthus caudatus 'Green Necklace' Companion Plants

Beetroot, onions, sweetcorn, tomatoes, eggplant, potatoes

How to harvest Amaranthus caudatus 'Green Necklace'

Harvest leaves throughout spring, summer and autumn. Collect seeds by shaking seedheads over an open dish. For fresh flower arrangements, cut amaranths when three quarters of the flowers are open on the stem. They will last 7 to 10 days in a vase.

How to propagate Amaranthus caudatus 'Green Necklace'

Seed

Sow seed directly outdoors after last frost, or indoors 8 to 10 weeks before last frost. Sowing time best Spring/Summer. Sowing depth - 6 mm, Germination time is 5 - 12 days.

Other uses of Amaranthus caudatus 'Green Necklace'

Culinary

culinary

Leaves are used as green vegetable and the grains make a lovely flour.