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Amaranth Love Lies Bleeding
Amaranth Love Lies Bleeding

Description

The dramatic, crimson tassels of love-lies-bleeding make it a unique plant, with a long history in colonial American and Victorian English gardens. Place up front as a focal point, or in the back of a border. Tassels can reach 18", last for many weeks, and are excellent for fresh or dried flower arrangements. Also called tassel flower.

Variety Info

  • Family: Amaranthaceae
  • Native: Unknown
  • Hardiness: Annual
  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Bloom Period: Summer to frost
  • Plant Dimensions: 3'–4' tall, 12"–24" wide
  • Variety Info: Each cascading red tassel (up to 18" long) is a colony of tiny, tightly packed flowers against dark green leaves.
  • Attributes: Cut Flower

Sowing Info

  • When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.
  • When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Sow in biodegradable pots that can be directly planted in the ground; roots are sensitive to disturbance.
  • Days to Emerge: 7 – 14 days
  • Seed Depth: ⅛"
  • Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18" – 24"
  • Thinning: When 1" – 2" tall, thin to 1 every 18" – 24"

Growing Info

  • Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest in the morning, choosing stems with 1/2-3/4 of the flowers open. Pick for dried use when the seed has begun to set and the flowers are firm to the touch. Stand the cut stems in a dry vase in a warm, dry, dark area for at least 10 days.

Amaranth Love Lies Bleeding

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Description

The dramatic, crimson tassels of love-lies-bleeding make it a unique plant, with a long history in colonial American and Victorian English gardens. Place up front as a focal point, or in the back of a border. Tassels can reach 18", last for many weeks, and are excellent for fresh or dried flower arrangements. Also called tassel flower.

Variety Info

  • Family: Amaranthaceae
  • Native: Unknown
  • Hardiness: Annual
  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Bloom Period: Summer to frost
  • Plant Dimensions: 3'–4' tall, 12"–24" wide
  • Variety Info: Each cascading red tassel (up to 18" long) is a colony of tiny, tightly packed flowers against dark green leaves.
  • Attributes: Cut Flower

Sowing Info

  • When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.
  • When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Sow in biodegradable pots that can be directly planted in the ground; roots are sensitive to disturbance.
  • Days to Emerge: 7 – 14 days
  • Seed Depth: ⅛"
  • Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18" – 24"
  • Thinning: When 1" – 2" tall, thin to 1 every 18" – 24"

Growing Info

  • Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest in the morning, choosing stems with 1/2-3/4 of the flowers open. Pick for dried use when the seed has begun to set and the flowers are firm to the touch. Stand the cut stems in a dry vase in a warm, dry, dark area for at least 10 days.