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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

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

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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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