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CELOSIA cristata Toreador 25g

Cockscomb variety

SKU: ES 187-25g
Stock: In Stock

Family: Amaranthaceae
Characteristics: Annual 40-60 cm

Seed per packet: Approx. 100
Seed per gram: Approx. 1300

Size:
$52.50 AUD Excl. GST

This variety of Celosia is renowned for its vibrant 'rooster comb' plumes, creating a striking and unique display in border areas and as edging as well as wonderful for bouquets, fresh or dried. To dry Celosia flowers, cut the stems and hang them upside down.

Celosia argentea var. cristata is a crested variety of Celosia known as cockscomb because the flower looks like the head of a rooster.

The leaves of this plant are edible and have a spinach-like taste while the plant is young but after flowering, the leaves turn bitter.

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

Celosia is a small genus of edible and ornamental plants in the amaranth family, Amaranthaceae. Its species are commonly known as woolflowers or if the flower heads are crested, cockscombs.
It is believed Celosia argentea var. cristata were originally native to India, where it was saved from extinction in cultivation by the religious significance attached to the variety by Indian, Burmese, and Chinese gardeners who planted it near temples.

*Celosia argentea var. cristata were previously known as Celosia cristata.
*Image by Mokkie Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

A warm seed plant.
Celosia seed in best sown directly in the growing postion. 

  1. Best sown 2-3 mm directly where they are to grow.
  2. If sowing in trays transplant when large enough to handle.
  3. If mass planting as a meadow scatter seeds and rake over at a rate of 0.5g per m2

Tropical: August to April.
Temperate: August to December.
Cold: October to December.

Germination: 7-14 days @ 21-28°C

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

*Please note:

  • Please do not be too hasty to discard seeds that do not germinate; seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural germination requirements.
  • As with all seeds, they must have adequate water to germinate, keep them moist but not too wet.
  • These growth notes are provided as guidance only and do not guarantee successful germination.
  • The customer should do their due diligence that they are suited to their region.

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