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Wild & Cascading Greens: Hanging Amaranthus

written by Marina Strong March 2, 2015
Cascading Greens - Hanging Amaranthus

Well, we are back from the weekend and have come to the last post in our Wild and Cascading Greens series.

So far we have given you info, inspiration (i hope!) and care tips for Seeded EucalyptusIvy, and Maidenhair Fern and today we are continuing on with Hanging Amaranthus, the queen of hanging flowers!

Okay, so Amaranthus isn’t actually a green, it’s a flower, made up of long dense flower clusters that can either continue upright or cascade down from their sturdy stems, hence the names Upright Amaranthus and Hanging Amaranthus. But today, it’s all about the Hanging Amaranthus, the one perfect for that gorgeous cascading look we have been talking about.

At FiftyFlowers, we offer Hanging Amaranthus in Green or Red (the red is a good marsala red, if you are looking to incorporate the color of the year into your arrangements!). It is sold in 8 bunch boxes and each bunch will contain approximately 5-8 stems.

Green Hanging Amaranthus Bulk Fall Greens

Green Hanging Amaranthus Bulk Fall Greens

Red Hanging Amaranthus Fresh Autumn Greens

Red Hanging Amaranthus Fresh Autumn Greens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanging Amaranthus is perfect for use in bouquets and centerpieces and can also be used to create gorgeous hanging flower displays, which are so hot for 2015. I think the best way to explain this one is to just show you! Take a look…

Cascading Greens - Hanging Amaranthus

Cascading Greens – Hanging Amaranthus

{Sources – From Left to Right, Top to Bottom – Hanging Amaranthus Chuppah and Bridal Bouquet, White Bouquet with Hanging Amaranthus, Vintage Bouquet with Red Amaranthus, Anemone and Amaranthus Bouquet, Burgundy Cascading Bouquet, Hanging Display of Hanging Amaranthus, Cascading Table Arrangement, Hanging Amaranthus Wedding Cake, Green Hanging Amaranthus Centerpiece}

 

How to Care for your fresh cut Hanging Amaranthus…

  • Open your box of flowers and inspect. If upon first inspection, you foresee a problem, call us immediately at 1-877-507-6737. However, it is absolutely NORMAL for your flowers to appear sleepy and thirsty after their journey.
  • Ensure that your flower buckets are clean and disinfected.
  • Fill the buckets with a few inches of fresh, cool water.
  • Remove flowers from box by cutting any straps and remove any packaging material, including plastic sleeves and/or newspaper.
  • Cut stems at a 45 degree angle under running water with a sharp knife or shears about 1 inch from the bottom of the stems. Remove any leaves that would fall below the water line, as this can cause bacteria.
  • Immediately after cutting, place the stems in the prepared buckets. Make sure the flowers are hanging over the outside of the bucket so they are not soaking in the water.
  • Allow at least 4 hours to hydrate well, although some flowers may take up to 12-24 hours to properly hydrate.
  • Keep flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat or cold.
  • Assure that your flowers have sufficient water and change water every 24 hours to keep flowers fresh.

Enjoy your Hanging Amaranthus! :)