Celosia Seeds - Plumed - Castle Series Mix
- 50 Seeds
- 75-85 Days from Planting/Transplanting
- Plant Height: 16-20 inches
- Produces feathery, plume-like blooms in a vibrant range of colors: reds, oranges, yellows, and purples
- Thrives in hot conditions and is drought-tolerant once established
- Perfect for flower beds, borders, containers, and as an impressive addition to floral bouquets
- Attracts a range of pollinators, including bees and butterflies
- Prefers full sun and well-draining soil for optimal growth
Celosia has roots in tropical regions of Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia. Revered for its vibrant, plume-like flowers, it's been cultivated for centuries. The 'Castle Series Mix' is a curated selection of Celosia, designed to offer gardeners a mix of the most vibrant and resilient plume varieties, standing tall and proud like the towers of a castle.
Beyond their ornamental garden use, Celosias from the 'Castle Series Mix' serve as a brilliant addition to cut flower arrangements, retaining their color even when dried. Their bright and feathery blooms can transform bouquets, centerpieces, and even wreaths. Moreover, in some cultures, Celosia leaves are consumed as a leafy vegetable, offering both nutritional and medicinal properties.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions:
For successful growth, it's recommended to start the 'Castle Series Mix' Celosia seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost. Sow the seeds on the soil surface, as they require light to germinate. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Once seedlings are strong enough, transplant them outdoors after the risk of frost has passed, spacing them about 8-10 inches apart. These plants love the sun and should be positioned in a location that receives ample sunlight. While they're tolerant of drought, ensuring regular watering, especially in particularly dry spells, will yield the most vibrant blooms. To encourage robust growth and continual flowering, consider feeding with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks.
The 'Castle Series Mix' promises a spectacular show of colors, making your garden resemble the vibrant tapestries of a medieval castle. Take a journey through time with these blooms and let your garden be the envy of all.