Chief Red Flame Celosia Seeds


4 out of 5 stars
(6 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Celosias have been loved and grown by American gardeners since the 1700s, and 'Red Flame' doesn't disappoint. Its compact, uniform, "cockscomb" flower heads are made up of hundreds of tiny flowers arranged in tight waves, and are very long lasting in the garden or a vase. Like a moth to a flame, 'Red Flame' calls in pollinators to its prolific blooms from summer until frost, and songbirds will follow, enjoying the seeds in fall and winter.
$2.49 30 seeds

Botanical Name: Celosia argentea var. cristata

Family: Amaranthaceae

Native: Exact origin unknown, possibly India

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive perennial, hardy in USDA zones 10 and warmer.

Plant Dimensions: 16"–30" tall and about 8" wide

Variety Information: 2"–7", red, globe-shaped flowers.

Bloom Period: Blooms about 70 days from germination, summer into fall and possibly until frost.

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, 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: 7–14 Days

Seed Depth: Surface to ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A pinch of seeds every 8"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 8"

Harvesting: For cut or dried flowers, pick when the plumes are the right size for your purpose but before they go to seed. Flowers can last up to 2 weeks in a vase. If drying, hang flowers upside down for a couple of weeks until stems are stiff and dry.

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Chief Red Flame Celosia Seeds Reviews

6 reviews

Brilliant Celosia

5 out of 5 stars Sep 3, 2020
This is a must-have addition to the cut flower garden. The brilliant red adds a unique color. Heads--or should I call them brains--range in size from an inch to three inches across. They compliment other celosias as well as annuals of most any color. Germination was high and production abundant.
Jill Miller from WI

Did not Bloom

3 out of 5 stars Sep 6, 2020
Planted these in a full sun location yet they did not bloom. I was disappointed to not be able to enjoy this unusual looking flower.
Doug Milstead from GA
Owner Response: Hi Doug. Thank you for the feedback. We are sorry to hear about the growing issue that you had. A customer representative will be in contact with you soon.

Review for Chief Red Flame Celosia Seeds

1 out of 5 stars Jan 16, 2021
Planted direct to garden in October in Houston, TX. Seeds not did emerged.... Had half sun. Water as needed ; not over watered. Maybe still too warm in October. Bought plants at a local nursery and got success, but still not what I expected... Maybe not good for my gardens.... Seeds need indoor starting....
Brett Babbitt from TX
Owner Response: Hi Brett, A customer service agent will be in contact with you to help. Rest assured our seeds are tested regularly to ensure germination rates exceed federal and our own standards.

Beautiful Red Celosia

5 out of 5 stars Jun 13, 2021
I'm quite impressed with this plant and flowers. The plants are pretty low maintenance and are putting on a beautiful show with beautiful blooms even in our relentless Arizona heat.
lehan from AZ

So cool!

5 out of 5 stars Nov 10, 2021
I didn't have a huge yield, but the flowers that grew were so unusual! They look like a brain or coral. Bright, bright red and still pretty in November.
Grace Wright from CO
Owner Response: Thanks so much for sharing your experience!

Beautiful flowers, one of the only seeds to germinate in an extremely hot late spring/summer

5 out of 5 stars Jul 31, 2022
Wanted to leave this review in case it is helpful to anyone considering this beautiful flower. This year in Houston in May it was unseasonably hot early on and most of the seeds I planted direct sow didn't germinate, or if they did, the seedlings didn't last. However, I was able to get two of these beautiful Chief Red Flames and they were one of the only plants that flourished through the hot, dry summer. Excited to plant these again as they are unique and beautiful.
Lauren from TX

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