Common Name: Love-lies-bleeding
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Half Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Dry
Time to plant seeds: April to May
Well-grown plants of love-lies-bleeding are spectacular bushy half-hardy annuals with large, almost tropical leaves, over and through which the familiar tassels cascade to the ground. Each of these fascinating crimson or purple tassels is a colony of tightly packed, tiny flowers and lasts for many weeks on the plant, and also indoors, for they are stunning ingredients of flower arrangements, both fresh and dried. Watering plants well in dry weather, feeding regularly and supporting the heavily laden stems if necessary, all help to produce the longest tassels.
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