Cascading plumes of coral strike a dramatic tone in any landscape.
Amaranth, one of the most nutritious of the ancient grains, is also one of the most beautiful. It has been bred to yield giant vertical spires, huge walls of colorful spikes, and, in the case of Coral Fountain, showy, cascading plumes. While many gardeners are familiar with the related variety Love Lies Bleeding, Coral Fountain features draping blooms in a more subtle peach-coral-amber hue, a shade that hints at the fact that this plant is both a garden beauty and an edible grain. As the art suggests, this variety makes a dramatic cut flower. Some staking required to keep the cascading seed heads off the ground.
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Coral Fountain Amaranth | Hudson Valley Seed Company | Organic Seeds
Days to Germination 5 - 10 days Days to Maturity 75 days Planting Depth 1/4" Spacing in Row 18" Spacing Between Rows 18" Height at Maturity 48 inches Width at Maturity 24 inches
Direct sow in prepared bed after frost. Sow 1-2" apart, then thin to 12-18" spacing. Or start early then transplant at indicated spacing. Amaranth requires little fertility and water to thrive. However, this variety benefits from a little extra care and light trellising to keep the cascading seed heads off the ground. Makes a beautiful cut flower in summer arrangements.
Artwork by Diyou Wu. Diyou (Decue) Wu was born in 1990 in Shenzhen, China. Before coming to Baltimore for Maryland Institute College of Art's Illustration Practice MFA program, she majored in Digital Media Art in Zhejiang University of Media and Communications in China. Decue focuses on fashion illustration, pattern design, children’s book and other sequential arts. Her work has been featured in several blogs and publications, including Creative Quarterly, Fashionary Hand, Draw A Dot, The Swide (The Dolce&Gabbana Luxury Online Magazine); also her work has been exhibited in both China and the United States. She constantly explores new techniques and different media in order to develop new ways to observe and enhance her creative process.