The Garden Guide

Book: Colour schemes for the flower garden
Chapter: Chapter 9 Bedding plants

Love lies bleeding Amaranthus

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Amaranthus Another plant that we find of much use as an undergrowth among the flowers is a dwarf form of the old Love-lies-bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus) that I have only been able to obtain from Messrs. Vilmorin of Paris, their Amaranthus Sanguineus nanus {Amarantheus paniculata var sanguineus}. Its height is not much over a foot; the foliage inclines to a reddish tint and the flower, instead of being magenta, as in our more familiar plant, is of a quiet dusky red, that forms an admirably harmonious setting to flowers of warm rich colouring. It has the effect of a warm underglow that is singularly pleasing and effective. It is necessary to sow it in place.