Amaranth - Love Lies Bleeding, Amaranthus caudatus

Amaranth - Love Lies Bleeding, Amaranthus caudatus
Brand: Ontario Seed Company
Product Code: Love Lies Bleeding
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Annual flowering plant can grow 2-3 feet in height and produces long lasting 18" beautiful  red flower tassles. Tolerates both humid and arid conditions. Many parts of the plant, including leaves and seeds, are edible.

How To Grow Amaranthus thrives in dry soil. Direct sow seed 6 mm (1/4") deep outdoors in a sunny site after danger of frost has passed. For an early start, seed may be started indoors in early April. Seed germinates at 20 C (70 F) in 10-14 days. After that, grow on at a slightly cooler temperature before hardening off and transplanting to a sunny site. Take special care to ensure roots do not become crowded when growing plants for seed indoors as this slows plant development. Space plants 45-60 cm (18-24") apart in the garden.
Blooming Season Begins High Summer
Life Cycle Annual
Propagation Start Indoors
Days to Emergence 10 to 14
Light Full Sun
Growth Habit Bushy
Height Medium (60 to 80 cm)(24" to 32")
Frost Tolerance Killed by Frost
Degree of Difficulty Easy
Heritage Open Pollinated
Family Name Amaranthaceae
Latin Amaranthus caudatus
Suggested uses. Cut flower.
Vertical height suitable for the back of the border.
Dried flower.
Butterfly and pollinator gardens.
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