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Love-lies-bleeding, Love-lies-bleeding, Careless, Cat tail, Chenile plant, Floramor, Inca wheat, Lady's riding whip, Tassel flower, Teasel flower, Thrumwort, Tumbleweed, Velvet flower
Amaranthus caudatus (Love-lies-bleeding). This is a tall annual or biennial species and the leaves are dull green and oval in shape. The long tassel-like blooms flowers are dark red and appear in summer through to autumn.
A half-hardy to frost tender annual. In dry periods, water regularly to ensure good bloom production and a longer flowering period.
Cutting bed, border, culinary use, dried arrangements.
Due to its striking and brilliantly coloured flower tassels, it is usually planted as the focal point in a bed and also makes a good container plant. The tassels can be dried and used in autumn arrangements.