Amaranthus, Love Lies Bleeding
Brilliant red seed heads dangle liker rubies.
Borders, Dried Flowers
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
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SunFull SunHeight36-60 inchesSpread14-16 inchesOrnamental UseBorders, Dried FlowersLife CycleAnnualSow MethodDirect Sow/Indoor SowFloweringtrueBloom Duration6
Amaranthus, Love Lies Bleeding is rated out of 5 by 9.Rated 5 out of 5 by breakitdownsoil from Amaranths are Amazing! A delightful plant to grow! easy to start indoors or out (USDA 8A) and grew huge! The original plants sowed self starters by August and they flowered by October! 75% germination rate (indoors w/organic soil) 50% reached maturity (I was lazy with watering during a heat streak) If you are looking for a unique plant to grow that will turn itself into a centerpiece (i recommend a clump of them between some rocks) ---Use these! :)Date published: 2014-11-03Rated 5 out of 5 by Danyell from Amazing These plants grew beautiful and huge! However, I used a whole package of seeds and planted them in various places. Some only grew a foot tall with little flowers. The huge, beautiful plants grew in full sun. The soil I assume is very rich as it is part of a giant half rotted tree stump. It seemed to take a lot of seeds to get what I wanted, but it was totally worth it! I do live in zone 5 and this year I will try to bring the plant inside for the winter.Date published: 2013-01-27Rated 5 out of 5 by nhrra1 from Easy to grow I love this unusual plant. If you can get it to grow just leave it in the fall till frost then shake the seed heads or throw a few on the ground where you want them to grow. I always get a few to come up in the spring. I have tried inside but to no avail. They self sow pretty well. I have very cold winters with snow in zone 5.Date published: 2012-09-23Rated 1 out of 5 by dennisj from loves lies a bleeding planted full package of seeds followed instructions faithfully.nothing germinated. As summer growth and greenhouse started have had love lies a bleeding 8 feet high in Fairbanks, AlaskaDate published: 2012-05-09Rated 5 out of 5 by Stamen from Excellent early experience Tiny seeds but they all grew in Jiffy peat pots under standard UV light at six inches. Hope to update this summer.Date published: 2012-04-13Rated 5 out of 5 by GodsGardeningGal from Gorgeous, Unique, Eyecatcher! I have grown this twice, first time direct sowed in garden and the plants were huge lush with gorgeous long dreadlock like blossoms! Second time I germinated indoors. Germination was close to 100%, with seedlings growing strong and well. Then lost 75% to damping off, I am assuming, as they wilted and died. I had to start all new plantings. According to packaging directions, Love Lies Bleeding does not transplant well and reccommend direct sowing. I took extra care will transplanting and they did very well once in garden, but they have not grown tall, only about 1 foot tall with proportionate blooms. Next year I will direct sow again immediately after last frost date so I will have the tall, gorgeous plants I had before. They are a must have for my garden!Date published: 2010-08-22Rated 4 out of 5 by chandra from Amarathus caudatus Question is "Is it a flower or vegitable" In India where I come from, it is used as a vegitable. But I want to make sure that I am talking about the same plant. It looks like the one I knew and if I can get a bigger picture I can be sure. Many Indians are interested in this as vegitable. Please calrify.Date published: 2006-06-15Rated 5 out of 5 by CHARMDIANE from LOVE LIES BLEEDING THIS IS A FLOWER I HAD IN THE MIDWEST. PRESENTLY IN THE PACIFIC NW NO ONE UNDERSTOOD WHERE THIS PLANT/SEEDS WERE TO BE FOUND. THANK YOU BURPEE FOR HAVING THESE AVAILABLE. I NEVER REPLANTED AS IT SEEDED ITSELF FROM YEAR TO YEAR. IT ALSO GREW ABOUT 4-5' TALL. PEOPLE WERE ABSOLUTELY AMAZED BY THIS PLANT.Date published: 2006-04-16