Last year I had never heard of Amaaranthus until I bought some seed and had a go at seeing what they were all about. They are I suppose not the prettiest cottage garden type flower in the world but they do the job of being a no-nonsense flower ok and I thought last year that if you had a group of them they are probably quite good.
I didn’t plant or sow any this year but I did sow some old mixed flower seed and it seems that Amaranthus was one of the plants in the mix. All over the garden then we now have this plant each with their red stringy flower. They tend to normally weep down giving the impression of flowing blood coming from the top of the plant, but this one is clearly pointing the way!
On only way is up!