Amaranth, Love-Lies-Bleeding Red
(Amaranthus caudatus) 60 days. An heirloom flower of antiquity that is rooted in Indigenous agriculture of South America, as well as in cottage gardens of yesteryear. This is a very old heirloom variety that was very popular as a dramatic ornamental dating to before 1700. The tall plants are covered with very long rope-like flowers of a deep, brilliant red color. The long strands of color weep on the plant, making for an entirely unique form that is striking in the landscape and floral design. The 3-to 4-foot-tall plants are especially well suited to adding drama and flair to the back of the border.
- Full Sun
- Sprouts in 3-4 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 65-90 Degrees F
- Plant Spacing: 6"
- Plant Height: 36-48"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Amaranthus caudatus
Growing Tips: Surface sow seeds directly in the garden after danger of frost, barely covering. Requires full sun. Tolerates heat and drought but does best with average moisture and fertility.