Celosia Species. A brightly colored, sun loving annual which was commonly grown in 18th century flower gardens. This mix of crested, spiked, or feathered cockscomb is an easy, fun addition to any sunny garden spot!
Bright plumes in shades of red, yellow, orange, pink and purple grow on 2-4’ tall plants. The long lasting flowers are great in fresh flower bouquet and are also suitable for drying. Celosia will set seed and self-sow in the garden producing plants for future enjoyment.
Seeds can be sown directly into the garden after the danger of frost has passed or started indoors. For germination indoors, sow seed 4-6 weeks before the average last frost date. Cover lightly with 1/8” germination mix and keep moist. Seeds will germinate in 1-14 days at 75 degrees. Transplant to the garden after the danger of frost has passed and temperatures are consistently 65-70 degrees.
USDA Zones 2-11.
Heirloom seeds are collected, cleaned and packaged by hand at Mount Vernon.