Seeds - Celosia, Ruby Parfait OG (F)
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Description: Clusters of white to magenta ombre plumes dance above mounds of green foliage. Use in both fresh and dried bouquets. What colour of vase will you match with these?
Pack Size: 50 seeds
Latin Name: Celosia argentea spicata
Main Uses: This plant is grown as an ornamental.
Zone Hardiness: Annual
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Height: 30 cm (12")
Flower Color: Purple with white shading
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: Ideal for containers.
Fertilizing (Containers): Use an organic bloom-boost fertilizer once plants start to set buds.
Watering (Containers): Water deeply when 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.