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amyb240288

Hi there :) Being new to gardening I joined this community to help me on my journey with planting and all things gardening basically! X

Celosia caracus

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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wenz

Lovely x how long does it flower for ? 🤗@amyb240288

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amyb240288

Hi @wenz , apparently after some reading they flower for 8-10 weeks & do well in humid climates. They're considered a food source in Indonesia & India! It's one of my favourites & they come in orange & yellow too 😊🌻

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wenz

Thanks amy ..another plant on my wish list 😁@amyb240288

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daveandellie

I have one of these in my garden too Amy and it looks lovely! They also withstand low temps too! @amyb240288 xx

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amyb240288

That's good to know @daveandellie so do you just leave yours outside over winter?

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daveandellie

Hi Amy! How are you today?x

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daveandellie

@amyb240288 yes. You'll still have to prune them as usual when they start to turn a beige colour and little leaves will start to grow bringing in more cockscomb buds. I found if I planted mine in full sun the purple colour was really intense x

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amyb240288

Oh fab thanks for the handy hints and tips @daveandellie ! Mine have turned half brown half purple so I guess they may be on their way out now?!

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daveandellie

Yes get pruning for more buds lol @amyb240288 lol let me know how you get on x

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daveandellie

Where you from? @amyb240288 we're not getting much sun down here in south east lol x

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amyb240288

I'm in East Anglia as it happens 😁 and it's not very sunny here either 😔 funnily enough I had a dream about being in a plane last night so maybe it's my subconscious saying, 'Time for a holiday.' Lol where abouts in the south east are you then @daveandellie ?

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daveandellie

Lol that is a good dream! Or maybe you was dreaming if your flowers needing some sun and you need to go with them! I'm in sunnyless sittingbourne. Where in east anglia are you? It's nice up there @amyb240288

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