Amaranthus Seeds - Love Lies Bleeding Flower Seed

Amaranthus Seeds - Red

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Flower Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 3 - 10

Height: 36 inches

Bloom Season: Early summer to mid fall

Bloom Color: Red

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 to 6.5

Planting Directions

Temperature: 65 - 75F

Average Germ Time: 10 - 21 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Press seed into soil, do not cover

Sowing Rate: 4 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 18 - 24 inches

Care & Maintenance: Amaranthus

Amaranthus (Amaranthus Caudatus Red) - Commonly known as Love Lies Bleeding, these unique flowers are extremely hardy, and they can grow just about anywhere from flower seed. This Amaranthus has elongated red flowers that hang to the ground.

Attracts pollinators

This Amaranthus plant will attract pollinators such as, honeybees, bumblebees, and butterflies. The draping red flowers look beautiful in containers or hanging baskets.

amaranthus red plant

Amaranthus seed | red

How to grow

How To Grow Amaranthus From Seed: To grow Love Lies Bleeding Amaranthus seeds, start seed indoors six weeks before transplanting outdoors, or sow flower seed directly outside after all danger of frost has passed.

Indoors, grow in loam-based potting compost (No. 2) in full light. Water freely in summer, and provide high humidity if possible. Amaranthus Caudatus will tolerate poor soil. Water freely during dry periods in summer to prolong flowering.

  • Sowing Rate: 4 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 10 - 21 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Depth: Press into soil, do not cover
amaranthus flowers red

Plant Specifications

Love Lies Bleeding blooms all summer long! Each Amaranthus plant can carry tens of thousands of flower seeds, and it will self-seed very easily. The amaranth genus, especially the seed, was used as a food source for the Incas and Aztecs.

  • Height: 36 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 10
  • Season: Annual
  • Attracts bees and butterflies