Bushy plants topped with brilliantly coloured feathery plumes!
Bushy plants growing to 90 cm (3') tall are topped with brilliantly coloured feathery plumes in a full range of colours from intense red to bright yellow. This heirloom flower thrives in heat and drier conditions.
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How To Grow
1300seeds/gram. (Celosia argentea var. plumosa) Seed can be sown directly in the garden in mid-May for June blooms. Barely cover with 3 mm (1/8") of soil and keep moist during the germination period of 10-15 days. Thin to stand 20 cm (8") apart in the garden. Celosia is a very dependable annual plant.
Blooming Season Begins
Days to Emergence
10 to 15
Medium Tall %2850 to 100 cm%29%2820%22 to 39%22%29
Killed by Frost
Degree of Difficulty
Celosia argentea plumosa
Massing in a sunny garden.
Back of the border.
A great low maintenance plant for sunny drier spots.