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Amaranthus caudatus
AMARANTH-LOVE LIES BLEEDING is a striking garden plant that has impressive, richly coloured tassels. Great cut flower. Terrific as a pot plant or backdrop in a mixed bed or border. Produces large, pendulous flower heads that remain attractive for much of the summer. Height: 90cm Also called ‘Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate’ the dangling ropes of tiny burgundy blossoms have a wonderful texture, like soft chenille. Each Amaranthus plant can carry tens of thousands of flower seeds, & it self-seeds very easily. The amaranth genus, especially the seed, was used as a food source for the Incas and Aztecs. Leaves & seeds are very edible, cook the same as Spinach.


Germination Time (Days) 7 – 20
Maturity Time (Days) 50 – 60
Sowing Depth (mm) 5 – 6
Plant Spacing (cm) 50
Row Spacing (cm) 50 – 80
pH 5 – 6.5
Soil Temperature (°C)
Hardy / Frost Tender Frost Tender
Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings Sow Direct
Seed Preparation