**I LOVE plants that can be neglected and still thrive well!**
****GROWN ON OUR FARM HERE IN TENNESSEE****
***** COCKSCOMB- MIX ***
Keep an eye out for celosias as you drive or walk around the community. Public gardens, parks, the highway department, malls, and local merchants take advantage of the low-maintenance, high-impact aspects of celosias. If they can grow so successfully with so little attention, imagine what a show they can make in the hands of someone who loves plants and has an artistic eye and doesn’t grow them in the typical soldierly rows.
Celosias are easy to grow from seed!! Versatile, celosias grow in most any type of soil - even heavy clay - as long as they are in full sun. With summer weather as unpredictable as it has been in recent years, you can count on celosia to come through heat and drought unscathed.
For all celosias, whether you want to use them as fresh or dried flowers, cut the flowers when they are fully developed. Cut the flowers early in the day, after the dew has dried. For dried arrangements, remove all the leaves from the stems and wrap a rubber band around six to eight stems and hang them upside down from a coat hanger in a dark, cool, dry, airy space for several weeks or until fully dried.
Scientific name: Celosia " MIX "
Common name(s): Cockscomb
Plant type: annual
USDA hardiness zones: all zones
Planting month for zone 7: Jun; Jul
Planting month for zone 8: May; Jun; Jul
Planting month for zone 9: Apr; May; Jun; Jul; Aug; Sep; Oct; Nov
Planting month for zone 10 and 11:Apr; May; Jun; Jul; Aug; Sep; Oct; Nov
Uses: edging; mass planting; container or above-ground planter
Height: 3 ft.
Plant habit: upright
Growth rate: fast
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