Celosia Coral Reef
This seed is packed for the 2023 growing season. If stored in a cool, dry place, seeds can keep for 2 to 3 years.
Celosia Coral Reef
Celosia argentea var. cristata
Grown for their unique textural blooms, celosias are vigorous and free-flowering. A summer cutting garden workhorse, they thrive in hot and dry conditions. This fun new introduction from our breeding program is filled with the most unique coral-like blooms in shades of orange, salmon, peach and raspberry that look like they belong in the sea. Towering plants have a branching habit and will will churn out buckets of large velvety flower heads for the better part of summer.
Plant type: annual
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 90-110 days
Plant spacing: 12-18”
Pinch: when 6-8” tall
Approx seeds per packet: 100
How to Grow:
Start seed indoors in trays 4-6 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed.
Flower heads get bigger over time so pick when they are the size that you want, but before they go to seed. Strip 80 percent of the foliage off during harvest. Celosias are a long-lasting cut flower oftentimes lasting over 2 weeks. Flowers can also be dried for later use. Hang freshly cut stems upside down in a warm dark place for 2-3 weeks or until they are firm to the touch.
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