Pampas Plume Celosia

$ 1.50

These 28-inch celosias are the originals that provide a dramatic background planting in any setting and are excellent long-lasting cut flowers. In our demonstration gardens, the eye was immediately drawn to these plants due to the stately grace of the stems and vivid colors--scarlet rose, carmine, gold, cream, and bronze. 

50 seeds



Celosia argentea plumosa


Germination: 15-21 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface and press into soil, seeds need light to germinate

Starting Indoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperature for germination. Transplant 6-12” apart after the last frost. 

Sowing Outdoors: Direct sowing outdoors after the last frost, only in areas with a long growing season. Sow a few seeds every 4-6”, thin to 10-12” apart

Growth Habit: Upright, branching

Height and Width: 30” x 12”  

Spacing: 6-12” apart

Light Needs: Full sun

Soil Needs: Fertile, well-drained 

Approximate days to flower from seed: 90-100 days

Uses:  Cut flowers- fresh or dried, flower beds, cottage gardens, containers and planters, attracts pollinators

Care: Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Apply a liquid fertilizer every 2-3 weeks or use a time-release fertilizer at planting time for strong long-lasting growth. Drying flowers- Remove foliage and hang fresh-cut flowers upside down in a dark room with good airflow.