Plants: Amaranthus caudatus - Love-Lies-Bleeding

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Amaranthus caudatus - Love-Lies-Bleeding

Called "Flower Gentle" by Culpepper, this tall plant produces pinkish-red, draping plumes with distinctly beautiful, opalescent, tiny seed that is both ornamental and edible. Can be used as both a cut or dried flower. Sow directly, 8-10 seeds per foot when soil is warm and danger of frost has passed. For an earlier crop, can be planted in flats and transplanted at 4-8 inches tall when danger of frost has passed. For cut flowers, pick at peak of bloom. Leave heads on plants until they drop a few seeds or pick before first frost for eating. Dry for about a week until brittle.

Planting Depth: 1/8"-1/4" Soil Temp.for Germ.: 65-90 degrees F Days to Germ.: 10-15 Plant Spacing: 1'-2' Days to Maturity: 60-70 Full Sun Moderate Water

Synonyms: Amaranthus edulis, Amaranthus mantegazzianus

Publisher: Hirt's Gardens
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