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Characteristics: Annual 30-40 cm
Seeds per packet: 30
Celosia cristata produces large unusual flower heads similar to a rooster’s comb hence the common name “cockscomb”
A mix of bright colours that are produced on sturdy compact plants with green foliage.
Adaptable to most well-drained garden soils in a sunny position, richer soils produce better blooms. Drought and frost sensitive. Thrives in hot weather.
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.