Crested Cockscomb (Celosia Argentea Cristata) 250 seeds (#1343)
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About the product
Celosia cristata (Celosia in Greek means burning) is a member of the genus Celosia, and is commonly known as cockscomb, since the flower looks like the head on a rooster (cock). It is called Chi Kuan in China.
The plants are hardy and resistant to most diseases, and grow equally well indoors or out, though the perfect place is one with no shade and a well drained soil, as the plant is susceptible to fungal diseases. Used frequently as an ornamental plant indoors. Their leaves and flowers can be used as vegetables.
Annual plants of tropical origin and are herbaceous meaning they lack a woody stem. They grow well in both humid and arid conditions, and their flowers can last for up to 8 weeks. The plant often grows up to 35 cm height. The leaves are green and the flowers are really amazing.
Information source: wikipedia.org
Approximately 250-300 seeds in 0.3g packet.
Genus - Celosia
Species - Argentea
Variety - Cristata
Common name - Crested Cockscomb
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 0,20 - 0,35 m
Spread - 0,20 - 0,30 m
Plant type - Annual Flower
Exposure - Full Sun, partial shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Mildly acidic to neutral (pH 6.1-7.5)
Soil type - High fertile, moist
Water requirements - Average, high
Landscape uses - Mass or group in beds, borders or cutting gardens. Good fresh cut or dried flower. Containers.
Bloom season - July - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / mixed
Start seeds indoors 4 weeks before the last frost. Cover them with soil, since light inhibits their germination.
Can also be sown outdoors after the last frost.
Germination temperature: +20-+22C
Days to emergence: 14 to 21.