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PlantFiles: Love-Lies-Bleeding, Tassel Flower
Amaranthus caudatus 'Fat Spike'

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

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

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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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive sally On Oct 27, 2004, sally from Lancaster, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Dries well for dried floral arrangements although it does lose some of it's color. It also grows in an attractive pistachio green color but not as vigorous for some reason.


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

Ocean Grove, New Jersey
Lancaster, Ohio

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