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Planted at Mount Vernon

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    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.


    Seeds available to purchase from Mount Vernon

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    Latin Name

    Amaranthus caudatus



    Also Known As

    Tassel Flower , Foxtail Amaranth

    Type of Plant


    Bloom Season

    July - October




    Max Height: 4'
    Max Spread: 2'


  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    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.

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    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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