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Love Lies Bleeding

SKU: 400003617425

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Love Lies Bleeding
Amaranthus caudatus

Description:  “This is also a well-known hardy annual from three to four feet high, with blood-red flowers, which hang in pendant spikes, and, at a little distance, look like streams of blood; in July and August.”  Joseph Breck, The Flower Garden.  Boston, 1851.

Cultivation:  Tender annual.  Easily grown from seed to a height of 3-4 feet.  For early flowering, start plants indoors or in a hot bed in mid-April and transplant to the garden after all danger of frost.  Sow seeds 1/8 inch deep and cover lightly.  Set plants 18 inches apart.  Will require staking.  Flowers picked just before peak bloom can be dried.  Prefers well-drained, somewhat sandy soil, and full sun.  Very tolerant of heat and drought.