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Pampas Plume Celosia

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. 

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