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Love-Lies-Bleeding

Amaranthus caudatus

When Jefferson noted "Amaranths" on an undated manuscript of garden flowers, he was probably referring to the Love Lies Bleeding, a curious summer annual cultivated by the earliest American flower gardeners. Its common name suggests the unusual, cascading red flowers that droop to the ground during the summer.

Growth Type: 
Annual
Color(s): 
Reds
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun and Partial Shade
Blooming History: 
2001 May 31 to 2001 Sep 282002 Jun 7 to 2002 Oct 162003 Jun 13 to 2003 Sep 262004 Jun 24 to 2004 Nov 52005 Jul 21 to 2005 Nov 222006 Jun 30 to 2006 Nov 152007 Jul 20 to 2007 Nov 152008 Jul 11 to 2008 Nov 172009 Jun 11 to 2009 Nov 152010 Jun 9 to 2010 Dec 12011 Jun 6 to 2011 Dec 62012 Jun 22 to 2012 Dec 42013 Jul 16 to 2013 Nov 132014 Jun 6 to 2014 Oct 172015 Jun 24
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