Love Lies Bleeding
Love-Lies-Bleeding, which also goes by the name of Tassel Flower, is a pendant amaranth with dark red, drooping tassels that hang straight down. Flower stalks can be used as an everlasting in dried arrangements as it retains its color well. The species is from the tropics and is used as a grain amaranth in some parts of the world. It is an old-fashioned plant that has been in American gardens since colonial times. The unique plants add interest to flowers beds and borders. Plants may need staking or other support.