• Amaranthus caudatus
  • Amaranthus caudatus
  • Amaranthus caudatus
  • Amaranthus caudatus
    Amaranthus caudatus

Amaranthus caudatus

Love Lies Bleeding
Size: ex 1.5L pots - tall, growing fast!

Availability: In stock

£7.99

Quick Overview

  • Spectacular long pendant maroon inflorescences
  • Quick-growing habit
  • Full sun, sheltered aspect
  • Tender annual
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Description

Amaranthus caudatus, Love Lies Bleeding has long been cultivated in the UK as an annual where its elongated velvety purple tassels have made a spectacular and lasting impression on all who have seen it. A quick-growing plant, it rapidly forms a large ornamental bush and although it may need staking at first its robust roots will soon anchor it in place. Nonetheless it a still somewhat delicate and brittle so a sheltered spot away from prevailing winds is sensible. Interspersed with exotics or large leaved perennials it makes for stunning planting combinations.

Originating from South America, like other Amaranthus species it was used by indigenous Americans as a food source, its seeds being a staple grain crop. It is also widely used in floral displays as its cut flowers last surprisingly well.

Additional Information

Order Caryophyllales
Family Amaranthaceae
Sub-Family Amaranthoideae
Synonyms Amaranthus abyssinicus, Amaranthus alopecurus, Amaranthus cararu, Amaranthus caudatus var. albiflorus, Amaranthus caudatus var. alopecurus, Amaranthus caudatus subsp. mantegazzianus, Amaranthus caudatus var. maximus, Amaranthus caudatus subsp. saueri, Amaranthus dussii, Amaranthus edulis, Amaranthus edulis var. spadiceus, Amaranthus hybridus var. leucocarpus, Amaranthus leucocarpus, Amaranthus leucospermus, Amaranthus mantegazzianus, Amaranthus maximus, Amaranthus pendulinus, Amaranthus pendulus, Euxolus arvensis
Geographical Origin South America
Cultivation Full sun. Rich, well-drained soil in a sheltered warm aspect. May need support at first. Water well throughout the summer and give an occasional liquid feed, every two weeks or so.
Eventual Height 1.8m
Eventual Spread 1.2m
Hardiness Tender. Usually grown as a fast-growing self-seeding annual planted out after the frosts

Amaranthus caudatus

Love Lies Bleeding
Size: ex 1.5L pots - tall, growing fast!

Availability: In stock

£7.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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