Celosia argentea cristata

Celosia Chief Gold

R60.00

A great summer performer with golden yellow coloured flowers in the iconic “brain” patterned flower head. Cockscomb is terrific for drying.

 

50 seeds per packet

43 in stock

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Whether you are growing flowers or vegetables or both, growing your own plants from seed, is one of the most rewarding things for any gardener and you don’t even need a green thumb to do it. With our guidance, it couldn’t be easier!

Flower type:Focal
Life cycle:Heat-loving Annual
Climate:Thrives in warm temperatures.
Sowing guide:Sow in trays (recommended) from October to January and transplant after 4-6 weeks. When transplanting, take care to avoid root disturbance.
Germination guide:Seeds germinate in 8-14 days @ 21-27C. Cover seed lightly with a thin layer of soil. Keep moist until germination.
Position:Full Sun
Spacing:30 cm apart
Pinch:Yes, when 20 cm high
Flowering time:90-100 days after sowing
Final height:50-80 cm

Harvesting Tips:

Harvest when stems have hardened at the base of the flowers and the flowers are fully developed.