This dramatic flower is best represented by the Ace of Swords tarot card. Through its sprawling blooms it draws from the cards emphasis on inner clarity, new ideas and breakthroughs.
Amaranthus Caudatus Perennial
A large plant with striking red plumage that provides a dramatic look. As the plant becomes more established, impressive red-tinted light green leaves are joined by long drooping flower heads covered in hundreds of small deep-crimson blooms.
Envelope contains 15 seeds.
SUN NEEDS: FULL SUN (MIN 6 HRS)
PLANTING DEPTH: 2 inches
GERMINATION: 10-14 days
MATURITY: 65-75 days
PLANT HEIGHT: 36-60 inches
SOIL TYPE: firm, moist soil
HARDINESS ZONES: 4-11
SUPPORT NEEDED: None
Sow seeds 14-16 inches apart, Direct sow seeds in average soil in full sun after all danger of frost. Remove weeds from soil and work in organic matter into the top 6-8 inches of soil; then level and smooth.
If compost is not available, top dress the soil after planting with 1-2 inches of organic mulch, which will begin to breakdown into compost.