Annual Flower, Amaranthus, Heritage Heirloom Love-Lies-Bleeding Amaranthus Flower Seeds

by Hart's Seeds
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  • Not Available In-store at Colchester Mackey's
  • Not Available In-store at Willimantic Mackey's
  • Not Available In-store at Woodstock Mackey's

Originating in the Incan Empire, Amaranth has been grown as grain for over 4000 years.

  • Was used in ancient religious ceremonies and worn by knights to symbolize purity and truth.
  • Fast growing.
  • Long weeping wine red trusses of flowers and seed 18 inches long drape toward the ground.
  • Tassels may be dried and used in autumn arrangements.
  • Young leaves may be steamed or sauteed like spinach and eaten.

SPECIFICS: (see below for complete sowing information)

  • SEED DEPTH: Pressed (see SOWING)
  • SEED SPACINGScattered (see SOWING)
  • EMERGES: 10-15 days
  • MATURE HEIGHT: 3-5 feet (may need staking)


  • Plant outdoors in late spring in full sun after danger of frost is past.
  • Can start indoors 4-6 weeks earlier.
  • Press seeds into soil.
  • Cover lightly.
  • Prefers rich well-drained soil.


    • Germinated in 10-15 days depending on soil and weather conditions.


    • Thin or transplant 18 inches apart.


    • In generations past, flowers were chosen for their exceptional fragrance and beauty.
    • Hart Seed Co., still family owned since 1892, has endeavored to reintroduce the best of these heirloom varieties to today's gardeners.

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