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