"Purple Heart" plant. So easy to grow! Comes back year after year. You can easily divide this plant by pinching off a clipping where it forms a "V" and transplant in rich soil. Makes a beautiful border!
The color amaranthine came from the Greek word ‘amarantos’ which meant unfading. The word Amaranth was used to name an imaginary, undying flower that was, presumably, a deep red-purple color and there you have the two uses of the word today. Lovely stuff.