|Amaranthus caudatus (Love-Lies-Bleeding) Wildflower Seeds Be the first one to write a review|
Origin: Introduced US Wildflower
Other Common Names: Tassel Flower, Velvet Flower, Pendant Amaranth, Foxtail Amaranth, Quilete
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Height: 36 in to 48 in
Spacing: 15 in to 24 in
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium
USDA Zone: 4a-9b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds just below soil surface at 75F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 50000
As a decorative flower, Love-Lies-Bleeding grew in many Victorian English gardens; in the language of flowers, it represents hopeless love. In addition to producing lovely flowers, Love-Lies-Bleeding is a form of the grain-producing plant known as amaranth. A staple grain for the Aztecs and Incas, amaranth was referred to as the "golden grain of the gods" and used in religious rituals. The plant nearly died out when the Spanish Conquistadors declared their religious practices barbaric, and made growing amaranth a capital offense. Today, both the leaves and the seeds of amaranth are an important food source in many parts of the world. This unique grain provides an impressive amount of vitamins and minerals, as well as being very rich in protein.
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