Fantastically crested, velvety deep red, 6" flower heads and their long, strong stems.
They grow to 40" tall, have bronze foliage, and are mulit branching. They love hot weather and have a short growing period. Great dried flower too!
Celosia does best in warm or tropical climates. Full sun is a must, and you'll get the best results in well-drained soil enriched with compost. Start seeds indoors in spring, then transplant when the seedlings are large enough to handle and danger of frost has passed. Seeds can also be sown directly outdoors. Space tall forms 12-15 inches apart, and dwarf forms 6-8 inches apart. Keep the plants well-watered until the plants are established, then reduce to once a week unless the weather is very hot. The plants tolerate dry conditions well. You won't need to add supplemental fertilizer if the soil has been well prepared with compost.