Annual. Stunning, tropical, romantic, old-fashioned – all describe love-lies-bleeding! Popular in colonial American and Victorian English gardens, this plant has a history as long and colorful as its reddish-purple tassels. Spectacular, bushy plant for the back of a border, or as a focal point. Tassels can reach 18", last for many weeks and are excellent for fresh or dried flower arrangements. Also called tassel flower, prince’s feather and red cockscomb.