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.

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Typical Blooming Dates: June - October
Growth Type: Annual
Color(s): Reds
Location at Monticello: West Lawn
Planting Conditions: Full Sun and Partial Shade