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PlantFiles: Love-Lies-Bleeding, Tassel Flower
Amaranthus caudatus 'Pony Tails'

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Amaranthus (am-uh-RANTH-us) (Info)
Species: caudatus (kaw-DAH-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Pony Tails

Synonym:Amaranthus edulis
Synonym:Amaranthus mantegazzianus

5 members have or want this plant for trade.


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive pegben On Sep 20, 2012, pegben from Crossville, TN wrote:

This really neat plant Grow easy in pot then tran plant to ground I live in Tn. Zone 6 will grow again next year

Positive Lhouselover On Nov 1, 2005, Lhouselover from Arley, AL (Zone 7a) wrote:

Started late in pots but it grew well and had lots of blooms

Neutral northgrass On Mar 5, 2005, northgrass from West Chazy, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

This plants comes well from seeds, growing to a good size quickly. It also reseeds readily. The biggest problem I had with this plant was the constant aphids infestations, deforming the leaves. So if you do not like to use sprays, it may be a good one to avoid.

Positive otleygarden On Oct 7, 2003, otleygarden from Perry, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:

I started the plants indoors in April, transplanted in May. Blooms began showing in July and was in full beauty in August. The ropes of flowers eventually touched the ground in September.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Arley, Alabama
Brooksville, Florida
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Perry, Iowa
Gaylord, Michigan
Mathiston, Mississippi
North Tonawanda, New York
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Crossville, Tennessee

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