Crimson tassels cascade to the ground from an exotic, showy, bushy plant.
Love-lies-bleeding was popular in colonial America and Victorian English gardens, and the
plant's history is as colorful as its reddish-purple tassels. Adds drama and a touch of the
tropics to the back of the border, and is often used as a focal point. Tassels can reach 18"
and last for many weeks and are excellent for cut and dried arrangements. Also called
tassel flower, prince's feather and red cockscomb.
Flower Type: Annual
Bloom Time: Summer to Early Fall
Height: 3' to 4'
Exposure: Full Sun
When to Sow Outside: Spring, after the average last day of frost.
When to Sow Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before last frost.
Seed Depth: 1/8 inch
Seed Spacing: 1"
Days to Emerge: 7 - 14
Thinning: When 2" tall thin to 15" tall
Love Lies Bleeding