Love Lies Bleeding Amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus) A heirloom plant getting over 4 feet tall with pendant chenille soft, blood-red flower blooms.
|Annuals, Site author's observations
|full, mostly sunny
|Soil & Site
|average dislikes soggy
|will tolerate cooler weather
|pendant, red-colored inflorescence
|most but not all of the stem will become cherry red
|4-5 plus feet tall
|More than likely will need to be supported using a strong stake, especially if grown in a container.
|very easy from seeds
|AKA: Velvet Flower, Tassel Flower, The Nuns Whipping Rope, circa 1665
|My 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)