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Celosia Ruby Parfait Seed

Celosia argentea spicata


Productive bouquet filler or accent flower.

Dark rose, arrow-shaped plumes. 2–3" textural flower spikes on full, branching plants can stand alone in a bouquet, be used as filler, or make a grand statement in the flower garden. A sweet and sturdy addition to boutonnières. Excellent vase life. Also known as wheat celosia, and red fox. Ht. 32-48"

This purple/magenta plume celosia is a favorite to grow as both a fresh and dried flower. It is easy to grow and thrives during the warm months of summer.



Plant life cycle: annual

Site:Full sun

Height: 32-48"

Seed depth: 1/8"

Pinch: when 6" tall

Plant spacing : 6-12"

Approx seeds per packet : 100


How to grow:

Days to germination:

8-14 days at 70-80°F (21-27°C). Bottom-water or mist lightly to avoid displacing seeds and soil.


Sowing:Transplant (recommended) :

Sow into 72-cell flats or preferred seedling container, 6-8 weeks before last frost. Light is required for germination; cover very lightly to hold seeds in place. Grow seedlings at 63-68°F (17-20°C). Harden off and transplant out after last frost.

Direct seed - Only in locations with a long growing season. Sow 1/8" deep, after last frost. Pinching is recommended to encourage branching. Low temperatures and less than 12 hours of light can cause premature flowering.


How to harvest:
Celosia is exceptional as a cut flower and can be used both fresh and dried. Fresh - Harvest when the flowers are fully developed, and stems are firm at the base of the bloom.

Dried - Harvest at the same stage of growth as you would for fresh flowers. Remove all the foliage and hang in a dark, well-ventilated location to dry.


Vase life:

7-14 days. Ideal storage temperature 36-41°F (2-5°C).



Celosia Ruby Parfait

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