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Questions About Love Lies Bleeding Plants

Asked by
5252 on
July 1, 2013

Q. Love Lies Bleeding

I purchased 4 LLB established plants and have transferred them to ceramic pots. . . 1/pot. They have begun to flower; however, the flowers do not look as robust as in the on-line pictures. The flower is not as dark and it is skinnier. They do get the AM sun and some PM sun until 2. Should I fertilze it, or move them so they get full sun all day?

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
July 4, 2013
A.

There are different varieties of amaranthus, and different cultivars within each variety, each having varying color and texture flowers. Your plants will exhibit best color, texture and form if given full sun. Fertilization will help produce optimum bloom. Use a well balanced fertilizer, like 20-20-20, according to package directions.

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Asked by
Newbee3 on
November 26, 2013

Q. Amaranthus cruentus (Love lies bleeding)

I have a Amaranthus cruentus (Love lies bleeding) that I grew from seeds and is now about 15 in long. The plant, however, does not seem to be standing up on its own yet. Do I need sticks for it, or will it eventually stand on its own once it gets stronger? It’s in a deep pot, but it’s hanging over the edges. About four stalks sprouted, all about a few inches apart.

Answered by
Heather on
November 29, 2013
Certified Expert
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If it is not yet standing up, then you may want to give it some support. Weak stalks would indicate that the plant may not be getting enough sunlight, so you may want to check that as well.

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Asked by
Dfaz1234 on
May 28, 2015
CO

Q. What does lies bleeding heart look like when they first sprout

Last year I had many lies bleeding heart. Now I’m not sure if they are coming back but I am getting a slew of some plant – but not sure what it is. What do they look like when first growing?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 28, 2015
Certified Expert
Asked by
iloveprisims on
July 29, 2016
14127

Q. Amaranthus love lies bleeding

I live in western NY and I just bought a few 1′ tall amaranthus plants. Could they still reach maturity planted this late in a pot? I do get about 4 hours of direct sun.

Answered by
kh0001 on
July 31, 2016
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If you care for them consistently, they will definitely continue to grow but no guarantees on whether they'll be able to reach the full bushy look that they're known for.

Worst case scenario, they'll go dormant in the fall and you might try bringing the containers in for the winter (cut back on watering when you do).

This article has some tips on growing Love Lies Bleeding plants:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/love-lies-bleeding/love-lies-bleeding-flower.htm

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Asked by
vix3nviv on
December 24, 2016
London, SW18 5SQ

Q. Name of the plant in the photo

Can anyone tell me the name of this plant in the photo? The plant that falls down over the tub. Is it okay to grow this plant with some edible fruits/vegetables together in a same pot?

Thank you,
Viv

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
December 25, 2016
Certified Expert
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This is a green variety of Love Lies Bleeding.
Here is a link with information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/love-lies-bleeding/love-lies-bleeding-flower.htm

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Asked by
Nushrat on
April 30, 2017

Q. Leaves are falling off or being eaten

I’m love lies bleeding plants from seeds and they have grown to be about an inch. I don’t know if I planted them right but they have grown quite well. However, the leaves of my little plants are falling and or being eaten and I don’t know how to prevent that. I have also seen bites on the leaves. A lot of them are dying as well and I really want them to grow. Please help!! Thank you!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 2, 2017
Certified Expert
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It looks like your seedlings are excessively wet and have developed mold and fungus issues.

Make sure you use a light mix made for growing seeds.
The containers need to drain and the seedling will need bright light and some air circulation.

These articles have more information on starting seeds and the care of Love Lies Bleeding.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/seeds/preventing-white-fluffy-fungus-on-seed-starting-soil.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/seeds/soilless-seed-mix-info.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/seeds/when-to-start-seeds.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/love-lies-bleeding/love-lies-bleeding-flower.htm

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Asked by
haggar on
May 27, 2017
Vancouver Island Canada V0R 1W0

Q. Love lies bleeding

I have numerous seeds of “love lies bleeding” that have sprouted in small pots. How many seedlings do I put into 15 inch containers?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 29, 2017
Certified Expert
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These are quite large growing annuals and you should only plant a couple of seedings per container.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/love-lies-bleeding/love-lies-bleeding-flower.htm

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