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'Love-Lies-Bleeding' Amaranthus (Ornamental) 5020

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Stunning pendants of red blooms trail from the thick main stems which reach 60-90 cm (2-3') in height. Large, light green leaves complement the flowers, which appear in early summer and carry through to frost. Excellent for back of the border, for drying or for use as a cut flower. A very useful plant for attracting numerous butterflies and pollinators.

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1600 s/g Amaranthus thrives in dry soil. Direct sow seed 6 mm (1/4") deep outdoors in a sunny site after danger of frost has passed. For an early start, seed may be started indoors in early April. Seed germinates at 20 C (70 F) in 10-14 days. After that, grow on at a slightly cooler temperature before hardening off and transplanting to a sunny site. Take special care to ensure roots do not become crowded when growing plants for seed indoors as this slows plant development. Space plants 45-60 cm (18-24") apart in the garden.
High Summer
Annual
Start Indoors
10 to 14
Full Sun
Bushy
Medium (60 to 80 cm)(24" to 32")
Killed by Frost
Easy
Open Pollinated
Amaranthaceae
Amaranthus caudatus
Cut flower.
Vertical height suitable for the back of the border.
Dried flower.
Butterfly and pollinator gardens.
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