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Love Lies Bleeding Amaranth

Amaranthus caudatus

Loved for its color and its one of a kind flower clusters. Leaves are reddish 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:

Annual

Germination:  10-15 days

Seed Planting Depth:  On surface, lightly cover.

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Provide 65-75 degree soil temperature. Outdoors in spring after last frost. 

Height and Width:  36" x 36"

Spacing:  12-18" apart.

Light Needs :  Full sun

Soil Needs :  Average to rich, well drained.

Approximate days to flower from seed:  65-75 days

Uses:   Cottage gardens, accent plant, containers, cut flowers, edible leaves.

Care: Pinch to encourage branching, water during dry periods and fertilize occasionally during the growing season.

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