Amaranthus caudatus in the Manship garden.

Greatly admired for its striking long red flowers, Amaranthus caudatus was a favorite in Victorian gardens. Commonly known as love lies bleeding or tassel flower, the plant gets its unusual name from its long drooping red flowers that can reach over twelve inches in length.  A member of the amaranth family, love lies bleeding is an easy to grow annual with edible leaves and seeds.  The flowers can be dried  and used for arrangements.