Feather celosia (Celosia Argentea plumosa New Look) 40 seeds (#944)
About the product
Mass or group in beds, borders or cutting gardens. Edging. Good fresh cut or dried flower. Containers.
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.
'New Look' is a 1988 introduction that features bright red flower plumes and purple-bronze leaves. It typically grows to 30-40cm tall with a spread to 30cm.
Flowers bloom throughout summer into fall (sometimes to frost) on erect stems clad with spear-shaped bronze-purple 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 New Look
Common name - Feather celosia
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 2 - 11
Height - 0.35 m
Spread - 0.30 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 - Mass or group in beds, borders or cutting gardens. Edging. Good fresh cut or dried flower. Containers.
Bloom season - June to frost
Leaf / Flower color - Bronze-purple / Bright Red
Sow from January inside and till June outside. 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 +22-25C. Light is required for germination.
Sow in a well-drained media that has good water holding capacity. Maintain relative humidity levels of 90-95 %.