Celosia, Celosia plumosa, are sturdy and easy to grow, love the heat, and behave a bit like ornamental grass with their spire-like blooms and tendency to catch the afternoon light and make everything look magical. The flowers also make great dry flowers, simple hang them upside down someplace cool and dark after harvest.
The Sunday Red Wine Celosia is a gorgeous color between red and pink, and each plant sends up numerous large spires laden with color.
Planting conditions: Not too picky, tolerant of a variety of soil types, and happiest in full sun. They can be planted quite close together, and look great planted in groups.
Care: Once they are happy and established in your garden, they are drought-tolerant, but will bloom more with more water.
Blooms: All summer. Deadhead the blooms regularly (meaning cut the flowers for bouquets, or if the flowers die on the plant cut them off) to encourage more blooms.
Annuals, must be re-planted each year, but will self-seed in the garden if happy.
Zone 2-11, will survive winter in zone 10-11, annual in zone 2-9. They are very sensitive to cold, so don't plant outside until the ground has warmed in the Spring.
Ships: as 3 plants in 2" diameter pots, in the Spring.
Flat rate $10 shipping no matter how many plants you buy.
We give your plants plenty of (recyclable) padding so they are cozy and safe during transit. We also monitor weather events and will contact you if unusual weather will impact your order's ship date.
If anything is not right about your plant when you receive it, please let us know and we will make it right.