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Amaranthus, Love Lies Bleeding

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Brilliant red seed heads dangle liker rubies.

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HEIRLOOM. Brilliant red seed heads dangle like shimmering ruby necklaces from the tops of sturdy, 3-5 ft. plants. With long-lasting color, they're great in arrangements, fresh-cut or dried. Amaranthus needs heat and a long season. Start in containers and set out 6-week plants after frost. The tiny seeds take 2 weeks to sprout.
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Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

36-60 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

14-16 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Borders, Dried Flowers

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.

Annual

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

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Sun
Full Sun
Height
36-60 inches
Spread
14-16 inches
Ornamental Use
Borders, Dried Flowers
Life Cycle
Annual
Sow Method
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
Flowering
true
Bloom Duration
6
Amaranthus, Love Lies Bleeding is rated 4.4444 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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: 2014-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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: 2013-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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: 2012-09-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by 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, Alaska
Date published: 2012-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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: 2012-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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: 2010-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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: 2006-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
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