Seeds - Celosia, Red Flame OG (F)
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Description: A cockscomb Celosia featuring vivid red blooms with an undulating shape. Use in fresh or dried bouquets. Pinch plants back for maximum bloomage.
Pack Size: 50 seeds
Latin Name: Celosia argentea cristata
Main Uses: This plant is grown as an ornamental.
Zone Hardiness: Annual
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Height: 60-80 cm (24-32")
Flower Color: Red
Flowering Time: Late July - August (or until frost)
Germination: 8 - 14 days at 21°C.
Sowing: Indoors 4 - 5 weeks before last frost, 2 seeds per cell (thin to the strongest. For best results, apply Sea Magic™ kelp from 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 last frost.
Planting depth: Barely-covered - light required for germination.
Planting Out: Well-drained soil once seedlings are established and risk of frost has passed.
Growing in Containers: Large containers only.
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.
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.