Seeds - Celosia, Flamingo Plume OG (F)
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Description: So joyful and so easy to grow, Flamingo Plume sends dozens of aptly-named spires straight to the sky on long, strong stems ideal for both fresh and dry bouquets. Like so many flowers, the more you harvest, the more you’ll continue to harvest. The first flush of Flamingo Plume flower spikes is often over four inches tall, gradually getting smaller with each successive harvest. From boutonnieres and garlic braids to autumn wreaths and winter bouquets, we can’t wait to see how you weave celosia into all the 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: Bold pink
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.