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Rainbow Plume Celosia

Hippie Tie Dye

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Rainbow Plume Celosia

Hippie Tie Dye

(Celosia argentea plumosa)
Our psychedelic blend of new plume celosias in six glowing shades will knock your sock...

(Celosia argentea plumosa)
Our psychedelic blend of new plume celosias in six glowing shades will knock your socks off! Long blooming 18 inch tall plants produce multiple soft candelabras of color.

Plant them for mind-blowing beds, borders and big containers. The 18 inch tall, branching plants bloom hard all summer with multiple bright plumes and don't mind hot, dry conditions. You can cut them for fabulous fresh flowers or simply air dry them for decorative “everlasting” displays.

Seed Count: Approx. 100 / Weight: 0.07 gms
$ 3.29
#5534
#5534
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ANNUAL

Summer/fall color
Frost tender

BEST TO START EARLY INDOORS

Six weeks before last expected frost date, sow seeds 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Cover very lightly, no more than 1/8 inch. Keep warm and moist and provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant out in the garden. Feed every 2 weeks with half-strength fertilizer.

Seedlings are ready to transplant when they are large enough to handle and night temperatures are evenly in the 50°F (10°C) range. Gradually acclimate seedlings to outdoor conditions, then plant in full sun 6 to 8 inches apart in rich, fertile soil.

TO START OUTDOORS

Sow seeds in a well-drained, finely textured seed bed in full sun when weather is warm and nights are above 50°F (10°C). Space seeds 2 to 3 inches apart and cover very lightly, then gently firm soil. Keep soil evenly moist while awaiting germination When seedlings are large enough to handle, thin or transplant 6-8 inches apart in full sun.

GROWING NOTES

Seedlings grow slowly at first, then vigorously by midsummer. Good drainage is essential. The dramatic plumes in their eye-catching color collage bloom hard and last all summer. Cut for colorful bouquets or hang bunches upside down inside to air dry as “everlasting” flowers.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

April – May
March – May
Full sun

Barely Cover 
2 – 3 in. apart 

7 – 14 days
12 – 18 in.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

April – May
March – May
Full sun

Barely Cover 
2 – 3 in. apart 

7 – 14 days
12 – 18 in.

Cold Winters

April – May

Mild Winters

March – May

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Sow Seeds

Barely Cover 
2 – 3 in. apart 

Days To Germinate

7 – 14 days

Mature Height

12 – 18 in.

Photos From Our Trial Garden

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