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FleuroSelect Gold Award Winner

FleuroSelect Gold Award Winner

These are awards of exceptional merit for new varieties that offer improvements on comparable existing varieties. Chosen at trial grounds throughout Europe.

Greenhouse Performer

Greenhouse Performer

This symbol is assigned to only those varieties that we have found, based on our trials, to be the best performers in a climate-controlled greenhouse environment. These varieties have been selected based on proven vigor and disease resistance to sustain healthy growth through a longer season, high yields to justify the investment in the structure, and excellent flavor and appearance.

Ideal for Drying and Crafts

Ideal for Drying and Crafts

Variety is excellent for creating dried Flowers.

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets

Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.

Bombay Purple (Film Coated)

Bombay Purple (Film Coated)Film Coated Celosia Seed


Product ID: 1438FC


Highest-quality, crested, non-branching Celosia. Velvety purple.

An early producer well-suited to greenhouse production or outdoors in areas with long, hot summers. Round stems and flat, triangular, 4" heads maximize ease of packing. Yields up to 6 stems/sq.ft. with a vase life of nearly 3 weeks. Also known as cockscomb and crested cock's comb. Seed has been film coated for ease of sowing. Ht. 24-46". Avg. 38,300 seeds/oz. Packet: 10 seeds.

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1438FCPacket  Regular  $3.95
 On Sale For: $1.00 
1438FC50 Seeds  Regular  $6.85
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1438FC100 Seeds  Regular  $11.95
 On Sale For: $8.25 
1438FC250 Seeds  Regular  $29.25
 On Sale For: $19.00 

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   90-105

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

Product Symbols:

FleuroSelect Gold Award Winner   Greenhouse Performer   Ideal for Drying and Crafts   Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets  

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Growing Information


DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 64-77°F (20-22°C).

SOWING: Greenhouse production and horizontal netting are strongly recommended.
Transplant (recommended): Sow directly into individual pots or containers 3 weeks before planting into greenhouse bed or field. Press seeds lightly into the soil. Do not cover as light is required for germination. Keep moist. Grow seedlings at 65-75°F (18-24°C) during the day and 63-65°F (17-18°C) during the night.
Transplant outside once the danger of frost has passed. Protect from thrips and aphids at this young stage. Low temperatures and less than 12 hours of light may cause comb shattering and flat stems. Water stress will produce a flower immediately without reaching the desired length. Avoid overhead irrigation once the flowers begin to develop.
Direct seed: Sow after the last frost, only if your season is sufficiently long. Barely cover the seed as light is required for germination. Thin when the first true leaves appear.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun. Provide shade only if light intensity is very high. Short days will induce flowering; the planting schedule must be designed to allow sufficiently long days for stem development.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Well-drained, poor soil.




HARVEST: Fresh: Harvest when the upper diameter of the comb is approximately 4" and the lower diameter is 2". Prior to harvesting, stems need to harden 3-4 weeks once the flowers appear mature. Vase life of the Bombay Series is approximately 2 weeks with appropriate floral preservatives and frequent changes of water.
Dried: Remove foliage and hand to dry.

USES: Fresh or dried cut flower.

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