Botanical Name: Celosia spicata
Native: Exact origin unknown, possibly India
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive perennial, hardy in USDA zones 10 and warmer
Plant Dimensions: 24″–30″ tall
Variety Information: 5″–8″ rosy-pink, feathery flower spikes turn silvery near the base as the mature
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: Within 2 weeks after your average last frost date, when soil is at least 60°F.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 14–21 days
Seed Depth: Surface to ⅛”
Seed Spacing: A pinch of seeds every 12″
Thinning: When 2″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″