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Characteristics: Annual 20-30 cm
Seeds per packet: 100
The rich orange plumes of this Celosia look amazing in a garden bed or container garden. It's drought tolerant, so it can stand being in rock gardens too.
Cut the flower heads and hang them upside down to dry for dried arrangements.
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.