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am·a·ranth

, amaranthum (am'ă-ranth, am-ă-ran'thŭm), [C.I. 16185]
An azo dye; a soluble reddish-brown powder that turns magenta red in solution; used as a food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic coloring agent, and occasionally in histology.
[G. amaranthon, a never-fading flower]

am·a·ranth

(am'ă-ranth)
A weed (Amaranthus) of widespread geographic distribution; some species are consumed as a foodstuff; its prolific ability to produce seed allows its use as a flour. Purported value both internally and externally (e.g., astringent).
Synonym(s): love-lies-bleeding, red cockscomb.
[G. amaranthon, a never-fading flower]
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When they start looking ragged, pull them out and replant beds and containers with heat-tolerant annuals such as gazania, globe amaranth, gloriosa daisy Madagascar periwinkle, marigold, moss rose, petunia, sunflower, and zinnia.
Other flowers to try: globe amaranth in mixed colors, sprays of lavender with coral bells (Heuchera), or yarrow.
For summer color, set out coreopsis, gaillardia, globe amaranth, Madagascar periwinkle, penstemon, perennial statice, portulaca, salvia, sanvitalia, sunflower, verbena, and zinnia.
As early in the month as possible, set out cockscomb, firebush, globe amaranth, Madagascar periwinkle, portulaca, purslane, salvia, and zinnia.
Some good choices of colorful summer-blooming plants include coreopsis, gaillardia, globe amaranth, Madagascar periwinkle, penstemon, statice, portulaca, salvia, sanvitalia, sunflower, verbena, and zinnia.
Although she uses tried-and-true flowers such as roses, lavender, and globe amaranth, she also adds some Western accents--pomegranate petals, lemon blossoms, bay leaves, acorns, and eucalyptus pods.