Love-Lies-Bleeding

Amaranthus caudatus

[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: 1 - 10 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Full Sun and Partial Shade Map it:

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Blooming Dates 2001: May 31 – Sep 282002: Jun 7 – Oct 162003: Jun 13 – Sep 262004: Jun 24 – Nov 52005: Jul 21 – Nov 222006: Jun 30 – Nov 152007: Jul 20 – Nov 152008: Jul 11 – Nov 172009: Jun 11 – Nov 152010: Jun 9 – Dec 12011: Jun 6 – Dec 62012: Jun 22 – Dec 42013: Jul 16 – Nov 132014: Jun 6 – Oct 17