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Amaranthus caudatus

Amaranthus caudatus, also known as Love-Lies-Bleeding or Tassel Flower, is an annual plant that is grown primarily for its eye-catching and unique flowers. Here's a more detailed description of the plant:


  • Amaranthus caudatus typically grows to a height of 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm), though it can sometimes reach up to 6 feet (180 cm) under favorable conditions.
  • The plant has a bushy and upright growth habit with simple, lance-shaped green leaves. The leaves can be up to 6 inches (15 cm) long and are arranged alternately along the stems.


  • The most distinctive feature of Amaranthus caudatus is its long, drooping flower clusters, which resemble tassels or cascading ropes. These tassels can range in color from deep red to purplish-red, adding a bold splash of color to the garden.
  • The tassels can be quite striking and can measure up to 2 feet (60 cm) in length, creating a dramatic visual display.

Blooming period:

  • The plant usually starts flowering in the late summer or early fall and continues to bloom until the first frost. The flowers are pollinated by wind and can produce abundant seeds.

Origin and distribution:

  • Amaranthus caudatus is native to South America, particularly the Andes region. It has been cultivated for centuries by various indigenous cultures.
  • Today, it is widely grown as an ornamental plant in gardens around the world due to its unique appearance and easy cultivation.


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