Celosia argentea cristata

Celosia Chief Gold


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


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.