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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



Also Known As

Tassel Flower Foxtail Amaranth

Type of Plant

Annuals Annuals

Bloom Season

July - October


Summer Summer
Fall Fall


Max height Max Height: 4'
Max spread Max Spread: 2'


  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun


  • Drought

  • Colors

    Native Range

    Africa, India, and Peru


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

    Other Details

    Sold at Mount Vernon Sold at Mount Vernon

    Planted at Mount Vernon

    Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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