Celosia Seeds - Chief Persimmon
- Seed Count: 15 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 70-90 days from planting
- Plant Height: 30-36 inches
- Bloom Color: Rich persimmon-orange
- Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Well-drained, moderately fertile
- Special Features: Attracts butterflies, excellent for cut flowers
History: Celosia Chief Persimmon, a member of the Celosia argentea family, boasts a long history of cultivation, valued for its vividly colored and uniquely textured blooms. Originating from tropical regions of Africa, Asia, and South America, this variety has been selectively bred for its striking persimmon-orange plumes. It represents the intersection of natural beauty and human cultivation, a symbol of horticultural artistry passed down through generations.
Uses: This variety of Celosia is renowned not just for its ornamental appeal in gardens but also for its versatility in floral arrangements. The rich persimmon-orange plumes add a vibrant touch to both fresh and dried bouquets, making them a favorite among florists. In the garden, their unique texture and color serve as a magnet for butterflies, enhancing the biodiversity of the space.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Celosia Chief Persimmon thrives best when sown in well-drained, moderately fertile soil in an area that receives full sun. Sow seeds directly into the soil or start indoors and transplant after the last frost. The seeds should be lightly covered with soil, maintaining a spacing of about 8-12 inches between plants to accommodate their bushy growth habit. These plants require regular watering, particularly during dry spells, but are generally low-maintenance, rewarding gardeners with a stunning display of color and form through the summer and into the fall.