Celosia cristata ‘Bombay New Mix’ – (Crested Coxcomb)

$6.00

A mix selected for the cut flower trade for  early flowering but also great in the garden.

Description

This plant is a superb cut flower, lasting 3 weeks in a vase.

The  mixture comes in shades of bronze, cherry, pink, purple, red, rose and yellow shades. It grows about 1.2 cm tall,  and can be approx  30 -40 cm wide.
This high quality celosia was selected specifically for greenhouse and field grown cut flower production, but is great in the garden as well.
This plant  blooms 3-4 weeks earlier than other celosias, and produces many stems for cutting. Flowers are ready  in about 11-13 weeks.

Sowing advice

Sow in late spring and summer. Sow in trays or pots in moist seed raising mix. Cover seeds with a 1cm layer of soil. Cover the containers with clear plastic to keep the soil mix moist . Ideal temp 23 deg C . Germination takes 1-3 weeks.
When the seedlings germinate, remove the plastic covers and place in a warm spot. Keep the soil moist but not soggy.
Grow on at 19 deg C.

Additional information

Classification

Annual

Common Name

Crested Coxcomb

Family

Amaranthaceae

Maximum Height

1.2 m

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20