Celosia 'Vintage Champagne'
A New Zealand exclusive - Celosia vintage champagne mix - a stunning mix of perfect uniform cockscomb in vintage white, light champagne and dusty pink - stunning.
Celosia argentea cristata
Approx 20 seeds
Lets talk about them
So unusual, but awesome. These crested fluffy flowers make me think of brains or chickens wobbly bits. This mixed variety comes in the most unreal colours from red to pinks and yellow. Celosia Cockscomb brings a really unique textural quality to any flower work. Just to add to their awesomeness these flowers are low maintenance thriving in hot dry environments, and will happily flower all summer long.
How to make these beauties grow
Sow: Late spring. 4-6 Weeks before the last frost.
How: Surface sow and cover very lightly. Celosia needs warm temperatures to germinate.
Where: Full sun
Days to maturity: 90-120days (depending on the size of the flower you want)
Pick: When the flowers are the size you want before they set seed.
Notes from the garden
Grow plants closer together to avoid branching out, making taller single stemmed flowers better for cutting. Or alternatively (the opposite haha) - pinch to encourage branching (usually results in more smaller cockscomb)
Can also be dried.
Initial seedling stems are indicative of cockscomb colour - pretty cool eh?