Bright Sparks Scarlet (Celosia/plumosa)
Latin Name: Celosia plumosa
Item #: 751Y
Suitable for Containers:
Suitable for Small Pots
(11-12 in/27-33 cm) Stands out from the competition with large scarlet plumes on a well branched habit. Great heat tolerance. Pkt contains 50 seeds.
(11-12 in/27-33 cm) Stands out from the competition with large 3-4 in/10-12 in scarlet plumes on a well branched habit that results in secondary bloom sizes that match the initial flower. Great heat tolerance and less prone to color fading. Puts on a showy, long lasting garden display. Pkt contains 50 seeds.
Annual (12-36 in/31-91 cm)
Approx. 28,000 seeds per oz/28 gr
GREENHOUSE: For Mother's Day pots and combinations sow Dec. to Jan. 10th in a warm, ventilated section. Do not sow before Apr. 1st for bedding plants. Celosia do not like cold greenhouses, it encourages disease Sow as thinly as possible, 1/8 in/3 mm deep in sandy soil or Jiffy Mix. Cover seed lightly. Germinate @ 70-80°F/21-27°C soil temp., use bottom heat for 5 days. Use lukewarm water at all times to maintain soil temp. Seedlings require steady, growth @ 70°F/21°C soil temp. Avoid cold drafts. Transplant at the same depth as original seedlings about 20 days after sowing. Shade tender seedlings for about 5 days from direct sunlight.
HOMEGARDEN: Celosia is much easier to grow, when sown outside in the late Spring. Sow as above, May 15th. for June - July blooms that last till frost. Pick a hot sunny area, as Celosia will not tolerate shade. It's a good cut flower and may be dried for winter bouquets. Thin to 16 in/41 cm apart for tall types, 8 in/20 cm apart for dwarfs. Do not try to transplants.