Family: Amaranthaceae

Scientific Name: Amaranthus caudatus

Common Name: Love Lies Bleeding Amaranth


Love Lies Bleeding Amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus) A heirloom plant getting over 4 feet tall with pendant chenille soft, blood-red flower blooms.

Plant TypeAnnuals, Site author's observations
Hardiness Zone10-11
Sunlightfull, mostly sunny
Soil & Siteaverage dislikes soggy
Temperaturewill tolerate cooler weather
Flowerspendant, red-colored inflorescence
Stemsmost but not all of the stem will become cherry red
Dimensions4-5 plus feet tall
MaintenanceMore than likely will need to be supported using a strong stake, especially if grown in a container.
Propagationvery easy from seeds
Misc FactsAKA: Velvet Flower, Tassel Flower, The Nuns Whipping Rope, circa 1665
Author's NotesMy plants got over 4-5 feet tall with the trailing flower inflorescences reaching over 14-16 inches. A real show stopper
Notes & Reference#28-Cottage Garden Annuals (Clive Lane), #266-Gardening With Heirloom Seeds (Lynn Coulter)
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