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Love-Lies-Bleeding Amaranthus

Amaranthus caudatus


Ropes of deep red, trailing blooms.

A reminder of things Victorian and a graceful accent in arrangements. Common names include amaranth and tassel flower.



Plantlife cycle: annual

Site: Full sun
Height: 40-45”

Days to germinate: 7-10 days
Days to maturity: 65-75 days
Plant spacing: 12”
Pinch: when 12” tall
Approx seeds per packet: 100 



How to grow:

Days to germination:7-10 days at 70-75°F (21-24°C).
Sowing:Support may be necessary. 
Transplant:Sow 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Barely cover seed. Bottom water or mist to avoid covering seeds with displaced soil. Harden off by growing at 62-65°F (17-18°C) and transplant outside after last frost. 
Direct seed:After last frost, sow thinly, barely covering the seed. When seedlings have first true leaves, thin to 12-15" apart.


How to harvest:

Harvest when at least 3/4 of the flowers on the inflorescence are open. 

Vase life:

Will last for 7-10 days


Amaranthus Love-Lies-Bleeding

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