Amaranth 'Love Lies Bleeding' Seeds

Very long rope-like flowers that are a deep red color.

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These tall plants are covered with very long rope-like flowers that are a deep red color. ‘Love Lies Bleeding’ is one of the most striking plants for any garden and is so easy to grow. This pre-1700 Victorian heirloom variety was very popular. With long-lasting color, they're great in arrangements, fresh-cut or dried. Leaves are tasty as cooked greens.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Amaranthus caudatus
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/16 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Fuchsia (Red-Purple), Red, Scarlet (Dark Red)
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Foliage Herbaceous
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 50