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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Celosia cristata (crested variety); Celosia plumosa (plumed variety)
Plant type: warm-season annual
Height: 6 inches or 2 feet
Location and soil: sun; average soil
Uses: cutting, bedding, border, background, edging, containers, drying
Bloom time: summer-early fall
Color range: gold, purple, red, yellow
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 8 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 14 days
Germination temp.: 70 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: just cover
Needs light or dark to germinate: light
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 6 inches (dwarf varieties); 12-15 inches (tall varieties)
Growing On...
Growing tips: plumed variety is also known as Cockscomb; does not transplant well

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