CELOSIA Toreador Cockscomb
Stock: 228 Available
Characteristics: Annual 40-60 cm
Seeds per packet: 30
Celosia are noted for their brilliant "rooster comb" plumes. It makes a very showy, unusual display in borders and as edging.
Celosia is wonderful for bouquets, fresh or dried. To dry Celosia flowers, cut the stems and hang them upside down.
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.