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    Love Lies Bleeding

    Amaranthus caudatus

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    Love Lies Bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus) at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Love Lies Bleeding flowers

    Love Lies Bleeding flowers

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    Height:  4 feet

    Spread:  3 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

    Other Names:  Love-Lies-Bleeding

    Ornamental Features

    Love Lies Bleeding features bold chains of cherry red flowers dangling from the stems from mid summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its large textured pointy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Love Lies Bleeding is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

    This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Love Lies Bleeding is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Accent
    • General Garden Use

    Planting & Growing

    Love Lies Bleeding will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

    This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.

     
     
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    Characteristics
    Accent  Garden 
    Applications
    Flowers  Texture 
    Ornamental Features

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