Amaranth 'Love Lies Bleeding'
2400 seeds $2.75
photo by Kathy Rinke
Amaranth 'Love Lies Bleeding' is an unusual heirloom plant with long, drooping strands of burgundy-red flowers in late summer. Also called tassel flower.
Love Lies Bleeding amaranth gives the garden a touch of the exotic or the old-fashioned, depending on what it's combined with. It also makes an interesting container plant or cut flower.
Amaranthus caudatus produces edible leaves for soups and salads. The seeds make a delicious cooked cereal.
Sowing Amaranth 'Love Lies Bleeding' Seeds
Sow amaranth seeds outdoors close to the last frost date. Or start indoors 4 weeks early. Barely cover the seeds with soil. Thin to 15" apart. Full sun.