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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.

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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: 
May 31, 2001 to September 28, 2001June 7, 2002 to October 16, 2002June 13, 2003 to September 26, 2003June 24, 2004 to November 5, 2004July 21, 2005 to November 22, 2005June 30, 2006 to November 15, 2006July 20, 2007 to November 15, 2007July 11, 2008 to November 17, 2008June 11, 2009 to November 15, 2009June 9, 2010 to December 1, 2010June 6, 2011 to December 6, 2011June 22, 2012 to December 4, 2012July 16, 2013 to November 13, 2013June 6, 2014 to October 17, 2014June 24, 2015 to November 11, 2015June 17, 2016 to October 14, 2016June 20, 2017 to November 10, 2017July 4, 2018 to October 17, 2018June 25, 2019

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