Specie: A. caudatus
Love lies bleeding, velvet flower, tassel flower, Inca Wheat
Name in Latin: Amaranthaceae
Name in English: Amaranth
Origin: exact origin unknown: possibly South America: Native to India, Africa and Peru
Growth Habit: grown from seed, summer annual
Flower: tassel like flower, racemes and spikes: 6 -18 inches long. Red/
Blooming Period: Summer - Autumn
Leaf: Oval, light green
Adds dramatic interest to design
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 5-8 days
Amount of water: medium, condition in warm water
Nutrition: floral preservative/ food
Special handling: ethylene sensitive, leaves not pretty, remove.
Grown as source of food, Red color of the inflorescences is due to high content of betacyanins( related species - Hopi red dye Amaranth.