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Characteristics: Annual 40-60 cm
Seeds per packet: 50
The flowers of this celosia cluster together in great numbers and look like silky, feathery plumes in vivid hues of yellow, red, magenta, or apricot.
The plumes rise above the foliage on 60 cm tall stalks, which wave their flags of colour in the breeze from July to frost.
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.