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Love Lies Bleeding Amaranth

Loved for its color and its one of a kind flower clusters. Leaves are reddishly forming a bushy type plant that produces long, drooping tassels of purple-red flowers. Will grow to a height of 3 feet and spreads to an equal width.    

100 seeds 

 

 

PLANTING

Amaranthus caudatus

Annual

Germination:10-15 days

Germination Temperature:Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly cover

Starting Indoors:  Start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant apart after the last frost, 12-18” apart.  

Sowing Outdoors:Starting around the last frost date, sow lightly and thin to 6-8” apart. Sow again in midsummer for late-season blooms

Growth Habit:Upright, branching

Height and Width: 36" x 36" 

Spacing:12-18" apart

Light Needs: Full sun 

Soil Needs:Average to fertile, well-drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: 60-75 days

Uses: Flower beds, containers, fresh or dried cut flowers, edible seeds and leaves, accent plant

Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting.Pinch to encourage branching. Water during dry periods.Harvest flowers for drying and hang upside down in a dark room with good airflow. 





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