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Amaranthus: Tassels or Hanging (AKA Love-Lies-Bleeding)

Sep 20, 2012

Get it now…

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…at San Francisco Flower Mart


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Now, I know we’ve all seen the red and the green hanging amaranthus, but have you seen bleached amaranthus? I love it in this bouquet…

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Care Instructions (according to Florists’ Review):

Cut the stems at an angle and dip or place them in a hydration solution. Following that, place them into a clean bucket containing several inches of properly prepared solution of cut flower food. Allow stems to condition, preferably in the cooler, for one to two hours before using them in designs. For longest life, store in a 34 F to 38 F cooler. When properly cared for, Amaranthus should last for 7 to 10 days. Amaranthus can be used in vase or foam designs.


Happy Thursday!



  1. Hi! I love the bleach amaranthus!
    Thanks for the shout out. 🙂

  2. marissa says:

    I love Ariel Dearie! And I think that amaranthus goes best with her earthy and whimsical aesthetic. Bonus- Ariel is from New Orleans!


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