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Growth Type Annual
Hardiness Zones 2-11
Planting Conditions Full Sun and Partial Shade
TJ Documented Plant Yes

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.

Visit Monticello’s Online Shop to check for seeds or plants of Love-Lies-Bleeding.

Typical Blooming Dates: June - October
Color(s): Reds
Location at Monticello: West Lawn

In Bloom at Monticello is made possible by support from The Richard D. and Carolyn W. Jacques Foundation.