Love-Lies-Bleeding Amaranthus Seed

Product ID:1139.111139

Quick Facts

Latin Name

Amaranthus caudatus

Days To Maturity

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

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65 - 75 Days

Life Cycle

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).

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Annual

Hybrid Status

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

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Open Pollinated

Product Features

Product Features

Heirloom Heirloom
Seeds saved over many years and passed down, in original form, from generation to generation.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
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Heirloom Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts

Love-Lies-Bleeding Amaranthus Seed

Product ID:1139.111139

Ropes of deep red, trailing blooms.

A reminder of things Victorian and a graceful accent in arrangements. Common names include amaranth and tassel flower. Ht. 36–60". Avg. 47,300 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.

Quick Facts

Latin Name

Amaranthus caudatus

Days To Maturity

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

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65 - 75 Days

Life Cycle

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).

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Annual

Hybrid Status

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

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Open Pollinated

Product Features

Product Features

Heirloom Heirloom
Seeds saved over many years and passed down, in original form, from generation to generation.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
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Heirloom Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts

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The greens of Amaranthus caudatus can be boiled or cooked in soups. The seeds can be popped (like popcorn) or ground into flour.
  • This product does not ship to the following countries: Austria,  Belgium,  Bulgaria,  Cyprus,  Czech Republic,  Germany,  Denmark,  Estonia,  Spain,  Finland,  France,  United Kingdom,  Greece,  Croatia,  Hungary,  Ireland,  Italy,  Lithuania,  Luxembourg,  Latvia,  Netherlands,  Poland,  Portugal,  Romania,  Sweden,  Slovenia,  Slovakia.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-10 days at 70-75°F (21-24°C).

SOWING:
Support may be necessary.
Transplant: Sow 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Barely cover seed. Bottom water or mist to avoid covering seeds with displaced soil. Harden off by growing at 62-65°F (17-18°C) and transplant outside after last frost.
Direct seed: After last frost, sow thinly, barely covering the seed. When seedlings have first true leaves, thin to 12-15" apart.

LIGHT PREFERENCE:
Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Well-drained soil.

PLANT SPACING:
12-15". For upright, plume type, thinner and more manageable stems can be achieved using a tighter spacing of 3-6".

HARDINESS ZONES:
Annual.

HARVEST:
Fresh: Harvest when at least 3/4 of the flowers on the inflorescence are open.
Dried: Harvest when seed has begun to set and flowers feel firm to the touch. To dry, hang nontrailing varieties upside down. Stand trailing varieties upright in a bucket or other tall container to maintain the draped appearance.

USES:
Fresh or dried cut flower, back of bed, accent in borders, and containers.

SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Amaranthus spp.

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