Amaranthus caudatus

Amaranthus caudatus

Love lies bleeding

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Amaranthus caudatus
  • Common name: Love lies bleeding
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 90cm

Spread: 60cm

Flower colour:
  • Red
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Love lies bleeding, Amaranthus caudatus, is a bushy half-hardy annual with large, almost tropical leaves, over and through which the familiar tassels cascade to the ground. Each of these fascinating crimson or purple tassels is a colony of tightly packed, tiny flowers and lasts for many weeks on the plant, and also indoors, for they are stunning ingredients of flower arrangements.

Grow Amaranthus caudatus in a sheltered, sunny spot in rich soil. Water plants well in dry weather, feeding regularly and supporting the heavily laden stems if necessary.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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