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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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

Regional

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

Ocean Grove, New Jersey

Lancaster, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.