Love Lies Bleeding
Also known as tassel flower, Love Lies Bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus) grows 3- to 4-feet tall and yields dangling rope-like flowers that are a brilliant ruby red color. Use in mixed beds, borders and hanging baskets for an eye-catching display or cut and use fresh or dried in bouquets. Also grown as a grain crop where this nutritional powerhouse is a favorite for those on gluten-free diets. (Annual) Learn How to Grow Amaranth here.
Each packet contains approximately 500 seeds.
Planting and Growing Tips:
Raised for its beautiful red seedheads and pale green leaves, this quinoa cousin is easy to grow when temperatures are warm. Sow indoors under lights 8- to 10-weeks before the last frost of spring or direct sow outdoors in areas with full sun and moist — not wet — well drained soil. Space 12- to 24-inches apart and mulch well to prevent weeds and conserve moisture. After a killing frost, remove plants and add to the compost pile.
Note: Long-lasting flowers keep their color for 6- to 8-weeks and are extremely attractive to bees, butterflies and other important pollinators.