Florists say that every bouquet needs flowers to “thrill, fill, and spill.” Love Lies Bleeding’s draping fuchsia inflorescences add dramatic and elegant spills to any arrangement. Also produces a pink, high-yielding and protein-packed grain. Love Lies Bleeding Amaranth was the first of its species that we ever saved seed on, and we continue to be enchanted by its drama every season.
Days to Maturity: 60-70
Latin name: Amaranthus caudatus
Life cycle for seed saving: Annual
Direct seed Love Lies Bleeding Amaranth in late spring or early summer. Optimal soil temp. for germination is 65-85°. Planting depth: 1/8″. Thin plants to 6-18″, depending on desired size. Harvest in dry weather when grain readily fall off when brushed.
For more tips on when to plant flowers check out our NW Flower Planting Calendar!
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!