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Heirloom Amaranth

Love Lies Bleeding

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Heirloom Amaranth

Love Lies Bleeding

(Amaranthus caudatus)
These unique cottage garden flowers have long wine-red tassels of bloom that cascade gracefully from multi-branc...
(Amaranthus caudatus)
These unique cottage garden flowers have long wine-red tassels of bloom that cascade gracefully from multi-branching 3 to 4 foot plants. Also called “Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate,” the dangling ropes of tiny burgundy blossoms have a wonderful texture, like soft chenille. The easy to grow, big-framed plants thrive even in poor soil and hot conditions, adding rich color and drama to the garden. They make riveting and decorative vase flowers. 
Seed Count: Approx. 500 / Weight: 0.25 gms
$ 2.79

ANNUAL

Summer/fall bloom

Frost tender

 

EASIEST TO START OUTDOORS

Sow seeds in full sun in ordinary well-worked garden soil when weather is warm and settled and all danger of frost is past. Space tiny seeds 3 to 4 inches apart or as thinly as possible. Cover lightly and keep moist until seedlings emerge in 7 to 10 days.

 

TO START EARLY INDOORS

Several weeks before last frost date, sow seeds 1 inch apart in containers or individual pots of well-drained seed starting mix, cover lightly and keep moist. Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside when weather is warm and settled and before seedlings get too crowded. Thin or transplant seedlings 18 to 24 inches apart when seedlings are large enough to handle so the large plants will have room to grow.

 

GROWING NOTES

This dramatic annual is easy to grow, sun loving and drought-tolerant. The large plants make striking garden companions to taller flowers like Sunflowers or Tithonia. Love Lies Bleeding’s draping blossoms with their rich color and unusual touchable texture are long-lasting focal points for large arrangements. Let some flowers set seeds in the garden to self sow.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

April - June
Full sun
Cover lightly
3 - 4 inches
7 -10 days
3 - 4 feet

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

April - June
Full sun
Cover lightly
3 - 4 inches
7 -10 days
3 - 4 feet

Plant In

April - June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

Cover lightly

Space Seeds

3 - 4 inches

Days to Germinate

7 -10 days

Mature Height

3 - 4 feet

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