1000 Celosia plumosa ‘Scarlet Plume’ Flower Seeds

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Celosia ‘Scarlet Plume’ is a long-time staple in summer garden landscaping. Heat-loving plants grow from 20-30 inches tall and produce large, feathery red blooms that hold their color beautifully in vases and dried bouquets. Celosia is easy to grow from seed and lends vibrant color to a variety of settings including beds, borders, and larger mass plantings.


Name: Celosia plumosa ‘Scarlet Plume
Scientific Name: Celosia plumosa
Color: Red
Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost or Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost
Plant Height: 20-30″
Plant Spacing: 15" - 18"
Cycle: Annual
Bloom Season - Summer/Fall
Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil & Water Preferences: Average
Other: Attracts bees, birds, & butterflies,

Celosia plants need warm temperatures upwards of 80 °F to germinate, and they also need continued warm weather to thrive once mature. They are commonly grown as annuals in zones 2 to 9, but they can survive as perennials in USDA plant hardiness zones 10 and 11, where winter temperatures do not drop lower than 30 °F

Sowing: Celosia plants like full sun. They need rich soil with lots of compost to produce big, brilliant plumes. The soil needs to be moist, not wet. Water them during dry periods regularly. Soil should drain well. Add a general-purpose fertilizer once or twice a month.

Space small varieties about 18″ apart and larger varieties 18″-24″ apart. Smaller varieties will grow 10″-12″. Larger types will grow up to two feet. Tip: To produce more plumes, pinch back the first one. While you may be anxious for those first bright blooms, this will promote more branching and reward you later. Ideal Soil pH: 6.0 – 7.0.

All multiple orders of the same seed are put in the same bag. For example if you order 500 beefsteak tomato seeds x 3 then 1500 seeds will be put in the same bag. We do not send out 3 individual bags with 500 in each. This goes for all seeds unless they are listings of different seeds.


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