Wheat Celosia Seeds - Celosia Spicata Flamingo Feather Flower Seed

Celosia Seeds - Spicata

Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 10 - 11

Height: 32 inches

Bloom Season: Late spring to fall

Bloom Color: Pink

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well drained soils, pH 6.6 - 7.5

Deer Resistant: Yes

House Plant: No

Latin Name: Celosia Spicata

Planting Directions

Temperature: 70 - 85F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Surface sow or cover no more than 1/8th inch maximum

Sowing Rate: 3 - 5 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 - 15 inches

Celosia (Celosia Spicata Flamingo) - If you like to dry flowers, start Celosia Spicata seeds for a spectacular annual that makes lovely everlasting blooms! This flower features attractive long stems of bi-colored rose and deep pink flower spikes.

Great cut flower

Celosia spicata is one of the most popular Celosia seeds to grow as it makes a great cut flower and it dries and preserves well. Celosia Spicata is often used in dried everlasting arrangements.

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How to grow

How To Grow Celosia From Seed: Grow in rich to average well-drained soil in full sun. Wheat Celosia is grown from very fine flower seeds. The Celosia seeds can be directly sown into your flower garden or seeded indoors for transplanting later.

If planting outdoors, sow after the soil has begun to warm in the spring. We recommend starting them indoors 4 - 6 weeks before the last frost date for your area. The flower seeds need to stay moist and require warm soil to germinate.

  • Sowing Rate: 3 - 5 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees and butterflies
  • Depth: Surface sow or cover no more than 1/8 inch.
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Flower Specifications

Common names include Wheatstraw Celosia or Wheat Celosia, and it is grown as an annual in most USDA zones; however, this flower will grow as a tender perennial in frost-free zones.

  • Height: 32 inches
  • USDA Zones: 10 - 11
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes