Love Lies Bleeding Seeds (Amaranthus caudatus)

Packet of 1,500 Seeds


Single Packet of 1,500 Seeds

Grow Love Lies Bleeding from fresh Amaranthus caudatus flower seeds. Love Lies Bleeding is a fascinating heirloom plant that grows quickly, producing long strands of ruby red blooms. The plants stand to a mature height of roughly 36 to 60 inches tall and will bloom through the summer months. They are also known to attract an array of beneficial insects to the garden as well.

Love Lies Bleeding is categorized as an annual flowering plant. They grow quickly from seeds, bloom profusely through the warm months of June & July and later wilt with the first killing frost. The plants can return the following growing season if they fall to the bare ground beneath. Love Lies bleeding doesn't need to be cared for very often and can grow in virtually any medium or condition.

Sowing The Seed

Love Lies bleeding can be started indoors, or directly outdoors. If started indoor, sow in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. Sprinkle the seeds directly to the surface of the soil, allowing direct light to reach them. This is crucial to the germination process, so do not cover the seed. Direct sow, or transplant into the garden when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed.

Growing Conditions

Love Lies Bleeding thrives in areas consisting of full sunlight, but can tolerate a bit of partial shade as well. Temperatures should be kept around 68F to 75F for optimal growth. Though these plants can grow in virtually any medium, they prefer a poor soil, which allows them to bloom profusely. Make sure that the soil is well drained as well. To increase drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to areas containing hard, compact soil. Water daily with a mist setting until germination occurs.

Germination & Growth

Your seeds will begin to emerge in as little as 7 to 10 days after sowing. the plants reach a mature height of about 36 to 60 inches tall, taking up a fair amount of width. The plants are known to attract an array of beneficial insects to the garden, such as butterflies, bumblebees, hummingbirds & ladybugs as well. Their long strands of ruby red flowers will bloom through the warm months of summer.

Common Questions

Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: Absolutely not! At Seed Needs, we have a strong stance against GMO based seed products. We promise to NEVER knowingly carry, or ship GMO based seed products.

Question: Are your seeds orgnic? Or do you offer organic seeds?
Answer: At this time we do not offer certified organic seed varieties. Although some of the seeds in our shop may be from organic suppliers, we do not have the rights label them as such.

Question: Are your seeds Heirloom?
Answer: Yes, we carry a diverse selection of heirloom seeds that are sourced from professional growers that are located all over the globe. A small selection of varieties are Hybrids, and are labeled as such on the product listings.

Question: Are you located within the United States?
Answer: Yes, we store and ship all of our seeds from New Baltimore, Michigan.

Question: Do you ship out of the USA?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States and to Canada.


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