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Celosia

 

Celosia

Celosa bears brightly coloured flowers resembling feather plumes from mid-summer to early autumn. Only annual varieties of C. argentea are cultivated in Britain as exotic looking summer bedding plants which require a warm, sheltered position. Other species need to be grown as pot plants and sited in a warm location.

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plant Features
  • Celosia likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Celosia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Celosia is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Celosia likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

 
plant information

Common name

Celosia

Latin name

Celosia

type

Annual

family

Amaranthaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Celosia likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Celosia is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Celosia likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

  • Water

    Celosia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Celosia is 1.00meters x 1.00meters 1.00 M 1.00 M

Celosia

Celosa bears brightly coloured flowers resembling feather plumes from mid-summer to early autumn. Only annual varieties of C. argentea are cultivated in Britain as exotic looking summer bedding plants which require a warm, sheltered position. Other species need to be grown as pot plants and sited in a warm location.


Planting Outdoors Spring

From Late Spring TO Late Spring

Plant outdoors when all risk of frost has passed, in fertile, moisture retentive soil in full sun and in a sheltered position. Grow C. cristata and var. plumosa in pots in the greenhouse. No artificial heating is needed after mid-spring. Grow in good light but shaded from direct midday sun.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Sow seed in greenhouse in early spring, providing a minimum temperature of 15C.

 
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