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Celosia Seed

Product ID: 1992

Wide color range and uniform plants.

Sturdy plants with strong stems. Warm, scarlet red, 2-7" blooms make useful fresh or dried cut flowers. Also known as cockscomb and crested cock's comb. Ht. 36-40". Avg. 49,800 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.

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Packet

$3.95
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250 Seeds

$6.10
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1,000 Seeds

$10.30
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5,000 Seeds

$41.00
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25,000 Seeds

$182.25
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50,000 Seeds

$333.50
Backordered until Jul 26, 2017
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 8-14 days at 70-80°F (21-27°C).

SOWING: Pinching is not necessary for all species of Celosia, but is still recommended to increase branching (the number of stems and flower produced) and uniform flower size. Pinching is highly recommended for C. cristata and C. plumosa.
Transplant: Sow 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Do not cover as light is required for germination. Bottom water or mist lightly to avoid covering the seeds with displaced soil. Grow seedlings at 63-68°F (17-20°C). Transplant to cell packs or larger containers when the first true leaves appear. Harden off and transplant outside when the danger of frost has passed. Low temperatures and less than 12 hours of light can cause premature flowering.
Direct seed: Direct seed only in locations with a long growing season. Sow seeds 4" apart, 1/8" deep after the danger of frost has passed. Thin to 6-12" apart.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Well-drained, moist, fertile soil high in organic matter.

PLANT SPACING: 6-12".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Fresh: Harvest when flowers are fully developed.
Dried: Remove foliage and hang to dry.

USES: Excellent cut flower, fresh or dried. Borders, beds, and containers.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Celosia argentea cristata
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
90 - 120 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts