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CELOSIA Fairy Fountains Mix

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Celosia plumosa

Family: Amaranthaceae

Characteristics: Annual 40cm

Seeds per packet: 100

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Dazzling fiery red, pink, gold & light yellow plumes on sturdy plants with green foliage fading to a dark bronze colour.  Flower heads are extremely long lasting, up to 8 weeks or more before fading and producing seeds.

Excellent for borders and mass planting in flower beds. To dry Celosia flowers, cut the stems and hang them upside down.

Adaptable to most well-drained garden soils in a sunny position, richer soils produce better blooms. Drought and frost sensitive.

Tropical: Winter, Spring & Summer.
Temperate: Late Winter to Early Summer.
Cold: Spring Early Summer

Sow: 3mm deep.
Sow direct in warmer areas or grow in trays and transplant when large enough to handle, avoid excessive root disturbance.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 20cm
Flowering: 12 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.


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