Celosia Species. This mixed cockscomb seed will produce either Crested, Spiked, or Feathered Cockscomb or a combination of the three. All of these Cockscomb bloom throughout the summer. Their long-lasting flowers are excellent for cut flowers and they dry beautifully. They require lots of sun, prefer a rich, well-drained soil and can tolerate very dry conditions.
Sow seeds outdoors where plants are to bloom after all danger of frost is past. Barely cover sown seeds. Germination will occur in 10 to 15 days. Cockscomb was growing in England in the 16th century and reached North America by the mid 1700s.
Heirloom seeds are collected from the gardens and grounds of George Washington's Mount Vernon and cleaned and packaged by hand.