Celosia Pulmosa Red - Seeds
Common name: Wool Flowers or Brain Celosia
Color: Yellow, orange, and red.
Bloom time: The Cockscomb flower blooms from late summer through late fall.
Height: Cockscomb blooms with a compacted crested head 2-5 inches across, on leafy stems that are 12-28 inches long.
Difficulty level: Easy
Planting & Care
Cockscomb seeds can be started indoors to get a jump start on the growing season. Celosia roots prefer not to be disturbed, so it s recommended to start the flower seeds in peat pots that can be transplanted right into the ground.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Well-drained soil
Water: Keep the soil moist.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer.
Harvesting: When the plants die with the first hard frost, remove them to the compost pile but keep the beds mulched right through the winter, ready for next year s plants.
- Cockscombs are easy to grow from seed, either indoors under lights or outdoors in the garden.
- Space plants 8-12 inches apart depending on the expected height of the variety you are planting.
- Cockscombs grow best when mulched.
- Apply any organic fertilizer.
The dense, rippling flower heads of this plant resemble cockscombs, and bring unusual style and bright color to the garden and dried floral arrangements alike.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
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