Seeds - Celosia, Texas Plume Summer Sherbet OG (F)
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Description: So easy to grow and lusciously abundant, we love this sumptuous blend of apricot, rose and yellow peach blooms on long, strong stems. Originally from famed Texas flower farmers Pamela and Frank Arnosky, Summer Sherbet is fabulous for fresh (2+ week vase life!) as well as dry bouquets. From boutonnieres and garlic braids to autumn wreaths and winter bouquets, we’d love to see how you weave Texas Plume Summer Sherbet celosia into all seasons!
For bouquets, harvest celosia at peak blossom. For straight stems in dry arrangements, hang celosia upside down to dry for two weeks.
Pack Size: 50 seeds
Latin Name: Celosia argentea cristata
Main Uses: This plant is grown as a flowering ornamental
Zone Hardiness: Annual
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Height: 60 - 120 cm (24 - 48")
Flower Color: Apricot, rose, and yellow peach
Flowering Time: Late July - August (or until frost)
Germination: 8 - 14 days at 21°C.
Sowing: Indoors 4 - 5 weeks before the last frost, 2 seeds per cell (thin to the strongest. For best results, apply Sea Magic™ kelp from the first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant. Outdoors, direct seed after the last frost.
Planting depth: Barely-covered - light required for germination.
Planting Out: Well-drained soil once seedlings are established and the risk of frost has passed.
Growing in Containers: Ideal for containers.
Fertilizing (Containers): Use an organic bloom-boost fertilizer once plants start to set buds.
Watering (Containers): Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Check every day or two during very hot weather.
Growing in Mixed Planters: Well-suited to larger mixed planters.
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed amended with compost. No additional fertilizer is required.
Watering (Garden): Water young plants regularly to establish, the water deeply as conditions require.