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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Love-lies-bleeding is an elegant cottage garden plant with cascading crimson flowers that are excellent for the summer border and as a cut flower.

    Latin Name

    Amaranthus caudatus


    Family

    Amaranthaceae


    Also Known As

    Tassel Flower Foxtail Amaranth


    Type of Plant

    Annual

    Bloom Season

    July - October


    Seasons

    Summer
    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 4'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Drought

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Africa, India, and Peru


    History

    Incredibly long-blooming and excellent for drying, they have been grown in the American garden since the 1700s.


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