Amaranthus

Amaranthus

Amaranthus, (collectively known as Amaranth and often called Love Lies Bleeding), is closely related to Celosia. Amaranthus is a traditional food plant in Africa and has the potential to improve nutrition.

The flowers of red amaranthus were used by the Hopi, (a tribe from western America),  to make a deep red dye.

The word ‘amaranthus’ is derived from the Greek word ‘amarantos’, meaning ‘unfading’, and the word ‘anthos’, meaning ‘flower’.

As a commercially available cut flower, amaranthus is available in two main categories – upright varieties and trailing varieties. Amaranthus is sold in the wholesale flower markets in wraps of 10 stems. Upright red amaranthus varieties are generally available between August & November, green upright amaranthus between June & November and trailing amaranthus varieties between July & November.

Trailing amaranthus has slender drooping spikes of flowers approximately 45cm long and is a florists favourite when it comes to adding dramatic effect to pedestal arrangements etc in wedding flowers.

You can buy wholesale amaranthus on our Web-Shop by clicking here.

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To get the best from your wholesale cut amaranthus please read the care instructions below carefully:

  • Cut the stems at a 45 degree angle with a sharp knife.
  • Fill sterilised buckets with cold luke warm and add flower food.
  • Place the amaranthus in the buckets.
  • Leave over night to condition before using.

Never leave cut flowers in direct sun light, near a radiator, in a draft or near fruit. (The gas used to ripen fruit will harm most flowers). Keep the amaranthus in a cool place and always keep out of the way of children.

You can buy wholesale amaranthus on our Web-Shop.

£0.44 per stem (ex VAT)

Available to deliver 19 Nov to 19 Nov

batches of 25 stems

£0.78 per stem (ex VAT)

Available to deliver 19 Nov to 19 Nov

batches of 50 stems
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£0.44 per stem (ex VAT)

Available to deliver 19 Nov to 19 Nov

batches of 25 stems

£0.78 per stem (ex VAT)

Available to deliver 19 Nov to 19 Nov

batches of 50 stems