Seeds - Celosia, Magenta Forest Fire OG (SGH)
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Description: Heat-loving annual with a debonair look - red/bronze foliage supports feathery plumes of vibrant magenta flowers that are popular as fresh or dried cut flowers. On a summer evening, the plumes catch the sunlight like nothing else!
For bouquets, harvest celosia at peak blossom. For straight stems in dry arrangements, hang celosia upside down to dry for two weeks.
Pack Size: 100 seeds
Latin Name: Celosia argentea var. plumosa
Main Uses: This plant is grown as a flowering ornamental
Zone Hardiness: Annual
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 75 cm (30 in)
Flower Color: Magenta
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 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.