Celosia cristata ‘Chief Mix’ -( Crested Coxcomb)

$5.00

An excellent cut flower, which has large velvety combs, which is a superb annual for the garden.

Description

These plants have  60 cm stems with 15 cm velvety flowers shaped a little like cauliflowers. This range was selected for the cut flower market , but they are spectacular in the garden as well.  There is a mix of rich colours:  Carmine, Fire, Gold, Persimmon, Red, and  Rose. Flowers last for 3 weeks in a vase.

 

Sowing advice

Sow in late spring and summer. Sow in trays or pots in moist seed raising mix. Cover seeds with a 1cm layer of soil. Cover the containers with clear plastic to keep the soil mix moist . Ideal temp 23 deg C . Germination takes 1-3 weeks.
When the seedlings germinate, remove the plastic covers and place in a warm spot. Keep the soil moist but not soggy.
Grow on at 19 deg C.

Additional information

Classification

Annual

Common Name

Crested Coxcomb

Family

Amaranthaceae

Maximum Height

approx 60 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30