Love Lies Bleeding

Love Lies Bleeding - Seeds & Bulbs

Love-Lies-Bleeding
(Amaranthus cauditis)

Crimson tassels cascade to the ground from an exotic, showy, bushy plant. Love-lies-bleeding was popular in colonial America and Victorian English gardens, and the plant's history is as colorful as its reddish-purple tassels. Adds drama and a touch of the tropics to the back of the border, and is often used as a focal point. Tassels can reach 18" and last for many weeks and are excellent for cut and dried arrangements. Also called tassel flower, prince's feather and red cockscomb.

Flower Type: Annual
Bloom Time: Summer to Early Fall
Height: 3' to 4'
Exposure: Full Sun

When to Sow Outside: Spring, after the average last day of frost.
When to Sow Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before last frost.
Seed Depth: 1/8 inch
Seed Spacing: 1"
Days to Emerge: 7 - 14
Thinning: When 2" tall thin to 15" tall

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