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Love-Lies-Bleeding Amaranth Seeds

Heirloom

#1190
4.25 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
The dramatic, crimson tassels of love-lies-bleeding make it a unique plant, with a long history in colonial American and Victorian English gardens. Place up front as a focal point, or in the back of a border. Tassels can reach 18", last for many weeks, and are excellent for fresh or dried flower arrangements. Also called tassel flower.
$2.29 300 mg (~360 seeds)

Botanical Name: Amaranthus caudatus

Family: Amaranthaceae

Native: Unknown

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 3'–4' tall, 12"–24" wide

Variety Information: Each cascading red tassel (up to 18" long) is a colony of tiny, tightly packed flowers against dark green leaves.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Cut Flower

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Sow in biodegradable pots that can be directly planted in the ground; roots are sensitive to disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 7 – 14 days

Seed Depth: ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A pinch (approx. 8 seeds) every 18" – 24"

Thinning: When 1" – 2" tall, thin to 1 every 18" – 24"

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest in the morning, choosing stems with 1/2-3/4 of the flowers open. Pick for dried use when the seed has begun to set and the flowers are firm to the touch. Stand the cut stems in a dry vase in a warm, dry, dark area for at least 10 days.

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Love-Lies-Bleeding Amaranth Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

My Heart Lies Bleeding

5 out of 5 stars Jul 26, 2018
This is a spectacular plant! I started it from seed indoors, transplanted it out, and now, it stands perfectly behind a bed of zinnias and captures your heart! It grabs your attention the moment you see it! I can't wait to make stunning bouquets with it! The long, flowered sprays grow longer as they mature and I have some that are almost as long as my arm! Don't pass this up if you grow flowers for cutting!
Ginger MacLean from CO

Beautiful

5 out of 5 stars Jul 15, 2021
These are.......impressive. I know they're root sensitive, and I didn't transplant them when I should have. But I put them in pots when they were about 1' tall and they're just exploding...getting noticeably larger everyday. I am having a hard time finding stakes that will keep them upright, and my pots might not be deep enough, but that's my own fault. I recommend planting them out of the wind. The plants are stunning. The seeds were perfect. I'm blown away by these!
Diana from GA

Perfect

5 out of 5 stars Dec 23, 2021
I grew from seed for the first time this year, and I wasn't sure what to expect from these. I probably grew them a little leggy to begin with, but when I replanted them they took off...literal inches every couple days. They were GORGEOUS. I had people stopping and asking what they were. I grew them in a pot, and I probably needed a bigger one than what I used, but they were perfectly fine all season. They died after the first frost, but I did notice little seedlings trying to make their way up. They WILL reseed themselves everywhere so watch for that, but they were stunning. I'm very happy with these seeds.
Diana from GA

Never had any luck

2 out of 5 stars May 1, 2022
I've never had luck with it growing, I've tried this type as well as the other and it never did anything, it's a beautiful plant one day I hope to have luck with it.
Age from IL
Owner Response: Hi Age, We are sorry you had difficulty germinating these seeds. A customer service agent will be contacting you by email. The tricks with amaranth are warm soil and shallow sowing. When seeds are sown shallowly, they do require more frequent watering to ensure they do not dry out. Rest assured, our seeds are tested regularly by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination rates meet federal and our own standards prior to packing them. Happy gardening!

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