Amaranthus

Amaranthus

Amaranthus goes by many names; the Amaranth, Tampala, Tassel Flower, Flaming Fountain, Fountain Plant, Joseph’s Coat, Love-lies-bleeding, Molten Flower, Prince’s Feather and Summer Poinsettias. The Amaranthus plant is large and bushy. It grows at about 90 to 130 centimetres in height.

Amaranthus flowers are best to use as accents, especially in dried flower arrangements. A native of South America, it comes in deep red, green, and yellow blooms. Several Amaranthus species are cultivated as leaf vegetables or ornamental plants. Leaves and seeds are edible with nutritional properties.

Amaranthus is light red and can range from pink to white. Most Amaranth species are long and tall, and each bush can contain tens of thousands of seeds.