Approximately 200 seeds in 0.3g packet.
Summer flower for colorful borders, balcony containers and pots.
Celosia argentea commonly called feather celosia, plumed celosia or feathered amaranth are old garden favorites that feature narrow-pyramidal, plume-like flower heads composed of tiny, densely-packed, vividly-colored flowers.
Flowers bloom throughout summer into fall (sometimes to frost) on erect stems clad with spear-shaped light green leaves. The flower heads sometimes project an artificial, almost plastic-like appearance that, to some gardeners, may border on the gaudy.
Genus name comes from a Greek word meaning “burning” in probable reference to flower head appearance. Plumosa Group comes from the resemblance of the flower head to the plumes of ostriches or gladiators.
Info source: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org
Genus - Celosia
Species - Argentea
Variety - plumosa mixture
Common name - Cockscomb
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 2 - 11
Height - 0,30 m
Spread - 0,25 m
Plant type - Annual flower
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic (pH 5.5-6.0)
Soil type - Humusy, moderately fertile, consistently moist
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - colorful borders, balcony containers and pots
Bloom season - July - September
Leaf / Flower color - light green / mix
Sow from February to April inside. Note: it takes 11-12 weeks to flower.
1 seed per plug, sowing directly into final pots is recommended.
Germinates in 7-14 days at +20-+22C. Light is required for germination.
Sow in a well-drained media that has good water holding capacity. Maintain relative humidity levels of 90-95 %.
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