|Vividly colored, plumed and crested flower heads make these whimsical curiosities and bold garden accents. Plume types produce feathery, upright flower heads like ostrich plumes. Crested types resemble rooster combs. Flowers come in scarlet, yellow, pink rose, apricot orange, purple, salmon and cream. Long-lasting and effective when planted in masses or with other brightly colored flowers. Dwarf varieties are suitable for containers or edging. Excellent cut or dried flowers. Tall varieties are best as background plants and may require staking. Sow seed or transplant seedlings only when soil is warm. Huge flower heads develop best in rich soil with some fertilizer, but grow well in poor soils.
This All-America Selections seed mix produces 12-inch plumes on compact, medium-sized plants. Flowers come in rose, red, orange, yellow, and cream.
Attributes - Celosia argentea plumosa 'Century Mix'
Plant Type: Annual
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Fall
Flower Color: Orange, Pink, Red, White, Yellow
Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 2 ft.
Width: 1 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Cut Flowers, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Damping-off.