Mixed Colour Cockscomb 50 Seeds
The cockscomb flower is an annual addition to the flower bed, commonly named for the red variety similarly colored to the cock’s comb on a rooster’s head. Cockscomb, Celosia cristata, traditionally grown in the red variety, also blooms in yellow, pink, orange and white.
Using the Cockscomb Flower in the Garden
The cockscomb plant is versatile in height, sometimes remaining as short as a few inches while others grow to a few feet. The irregular growth habits of the cockscomb plant can lead to surprises in the garden. Though an annual flower, growing cockscomb reseeds freely and often supplies a wealth of plants for next year. Cockscomb Celosia may be dried and used in indoor arrangements.
How to Grow Cockscomb
Learning how to grow cockscomb is an interesting garden chore and can brighten the flower bed with shades of golden yellow, traditional red, peach and purple. This plant offers long-lasting flowers for brilliant colors in the garden. They are heat loving and are somewhat drought tolerant.
Full sun locations allow cockscomb Celosia to grow taller. But cockscomb may grow in only partial sun, so it can happily exist when partially shaded by taller plants.
Pinching back the first bloom on these flowers can cause branching and a more abundant display of flowers on each cockscomb plant.
Plant seedlings into rich, well draining soil that has warmed in late winter. Seedlings may be grown indoors. Those living in warm areas may sow the tiny seeds directly into the flower bed. In areas farther south, make sure the soil has warmed before planting, as letting the cockscomb plant get a chill can cause summer flowering to cease or not happen. Leaving seedlings too long in crowded cell packs may have the same result.
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Seeds orderedBy: Lynne Pike on 25 March 2019Delivery was prompt and seeds well packaged.