Celosia plumosa Mixed Color – Desi Flower Seeds
There are few flowers as showy as celosia. Whether you plant the plumed type, which produces striking upright spires, or the crested type, which has a fascinating twisted form, you’ll love using celosia in bouquets. The flowers are beautiful fresh, but you can also dry them easily. And they bloom in all the colors of a glowing sunset.
Plant established seedlings in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Celosia likes rich, well-drained soil with moderate water. Spider mites can sometimes be a problem in hot, dry weather.
Celosias commonly called cockscomb, feathered amaranth, wallflower and red fox, are warm-weather flowering plants that thrive in hot, humid Mediterranean areas. They are commonly grown as annuals but can survive winters in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 and 11. Mature plant height is generally between 6 inches and 3 feet, depending on the cultivar. Celosias in the “Childsii” and “Cristata” groups have rounded flowers, those in the “Plumosa” group have arrowhead-shaped flowers, and those in the “Spicata” group have bottle-brush type flowers. They are all easy to care for as long as their soil and sunlight requirements are met.