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CELOSIA Flamingo Feather

Celosia spicata

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Family: Amaranthaceae

Characteristics: Annual 60 cm

Seeds per packets: 30


An annual which produces an abundance of terminal spikes packed with salmon-pink, purple flowers. The foliage on this plant has a reddish-purple hue.

A great cut and dried flower, good for the back of the border.

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.

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