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Love Lies Bleeding seeds, Amaranthus caudatus, flower.

Love Lies Bleeding seeds, Amaranthus caudatus, flower.

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Love Lies Bleeding Seeds | Amaranthus caudatus | 500 Seeds

Love-lies-bleeding, also known as amaranth, is a beautiful and easy-to-grow annual flower. It is native to tropical America, but it is now grown all over the world. Love-lies-bleeding is known for its long, drooping clusters of tiny flowers, which can be red, pink, purple, or white.

When to plant love-lies-bleeding

Love-lies-bleeding can be planted in the spring after the last frost. In warm climates, love-lies-bleeding can be planted outdoors in the fall for blooms the following spring and summer.

Where to plant love-lies-bleeding

Love-lies-bleeding needs full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is tolerant of poor soil and drought conditions, but it will thrive with regular watering and fertilization.

How to plant love-lies-bleeding

To plant love-lies-bleeding, direct sow the seeds into the ground. Space the seeds 12-18 inches apart. Plant the seeds 1/4 inch deep. Water the seeds regularly and keep them in a sunny spot.

Caring for love-lies-bleeding

Love-lies-bleeding needs regular watering, especially during hot, dry weather. Water the plants deeply once a week, or more often if the weather is very hot. Fertilize the plants every few weeks with a balanced fertilizer.

To encourage more blooms, deadhead love-lies-bleeding regularly. Deadheading is the process of removing spent blooms. This will signal the plant to produce more flowers.

Harvesting love-lies-bleeding

Love-lies-bleeding can be harvested for fresh cut flowers or dried flowers. To harvest for fresh cut flowers, cut the stems at a 45-degree angle when the flowers are in full bloom. To harvest for dried flowers, cut the stems when the flowers are just beginning to open. Tie the stems together in bunches and hang them upside down in a dark, well-ventilated area.

Tips for growing love-lies-bleeding

  • Choose a sunny spot in your garden with well-drained soil.
  • Plant the seeds 12-18 inches apart.
  • Water the seeds regularly and keep them in a sunny spot.
  • Fertilize love-lies-bleeding every few weeks with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Deadhead love-lies-bleeding regularly to encourage more blooms.
  • Stake love-lies-bleeding to prevent it from falling over.


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