Flamingo Celosia Seeds

4.1428571428571 out of 5 stars
(14 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Also called wheat celosia, these colorful plants add a lovely vertical element to the flower border and make a statement when grown in a large container. The pretty, rosy-pink, soft flower spikes have an intriguing texture that nearly begs passersby to reach out and touch them. It is especially interesting to watch the bases turn silvery as they mature. Excellent cut flowers for fresh or dried arrangements.
$2.29 150 mg (~120 seeds)

Botanical Name: Celosia spicata

Family: Amaranthaceae

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"

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Flamingo Celosia Seeds Reviews

14 reviews


1 out of 5 stars Jul 16, 2018
I sowed about 20 seeds of this celosia. The germination rate was great but every single plant has bloomed pure white. There is not even a hint of pink anywhere. The plants seem very happy, they are all over 50 inches tall (which is taller than they are supposed to be). I am very disappointed that these did not bloom true and I will not be buying these again.
Caitlin Curry from KS
Owner Response: Caitlin, Thank you so much for taking the time to write in about this issue. We will contact you shortly so we can investigate this further. Again, thank you so much for letting us know about this.

Did not bloom

2 out of 5 stars Sep 8, 2018
I was hoping for bright pink blooms, but they remained white. I have the exact same grievances as the first review.
Loren Hein from TX
Owner Response: Loren, these blooms are supposed to be a pale pink. We do guarantee our seeds and will be in touch soon. Thank you for contacting us about this issue.

My new favorite blooms!

5 out of 5 stars Aug 11, 2019
I had never seen any of this variety at the time I purchased this seed. I can not describe how much I love the structure and flowers of this plant. The color is a gorgeous light pink which gives it a very refined classic feeling. I would highly recommend this to any of my friends or family. I don't think you would be disappointed.
Kristin H from GA

Wait for it - The pink color comes

5 out of 5 stars Jan 15, 2020
The low reviews regarding color are misleading. I thought the same thing. These are white! Silver really. Gorgeous and ghostly, but not what I imagined when I planted them in my tropical pool garden. If you never harvest them, this is all you will see. So cut these! Each time the blooms came back, which happens robustly for months, they got pinker and pinker. So by the end of the summer, they were hot pink. A beautiful flower. The blooms have a texture you can't help from touching. Give it a try!
Jennymarie Jemison from TX

Be Patient for the Color

5 out of 5 stars Oct 3, 2020
I thought the same thing about this flower at first. I was intrigued by its structure, but they were a soft fluffy white-like a bunnies tail. I really wanted the pink to show and look like a flamingo. I did cut a few for arrangements when they were all white. The longer you leave this plant in your garden the pink will show up and it is spectacular. I was very impressed with it being able to take the heat because we live in Oklahoma and it is hot! These plants are still in my garden since late spring looking fabulous and pink.
Sharon Grimaldi from OK

Wanted to love this so much, but the color...

3 out of 5 stars Sep 22, 2021
This plant was one of the most sturdy, resilient, and productive flowers I grew all summer. The problem was the color. As many reviews suggested, the flowers start off white. Not pink, but white for several months. Then they gradually turn pinker, but never reached the color as depicted in the illustration. Sadly, the color was so pale that it was unusable in arrangements. The real issue is that the flowers took up so much real estate in my garden until they turned pink. And for months, everything that was harvested couldn't be used. I wish I had all the time and space in the world to wait for the blossoms to become a darker pink like I was expecting, but sadly I don't. Despite the plants excellent performance, I can't recommend it. I think the solution would be to change the illustration to be a better reflection of how pale the blooms are. Great plant, not great color.
Callie from TX

Vigorous, heat-proof plant - color not great

3 out of 5 stars Oct 10, 2021
If only the color were better on these... the plants themselves are incredible. Extremely productive, heat-proof, drought-tolerant, but the color just didn't work for arrangements. The blooms were white for the majority of the season. Slowly they started to become more pink, but never as pink as the illustration on the seed packet. I really needed the flowers to be the correct color from the beginning because I spent months having to deadhead the blooms that were unusable.
Callie from TX

Flamingo Celiosa

5 out of 5 stars Oct 29, 2021
Beautiful plant I always get compliments and questions by strangers passing by. I was skeptical at first but after I dead headed it once it became a true Flamingo.
Robert from CA


4 out of 5 stars Nov 10, 2021
Such a pretty plant!
Belinda from WI
Owner Response: Thanks so much for sharing your experience!


5 out of 5 stars Dec 22, 2021
This was my favorite flower of the 2021 growing season. It will be part of my garden as long as it is available. I started them indoors and they transitioned outdoors easily. I plan on direct sowing them this year. I'm still learning about which method is best for which plant but I do know this is my absolute favorite. So excited to grow a bigger patch of them this year! I wish I could add a picture to my review because I have the best photo with a bee enjoying the bloom.
Kristin from TX
Owner Response: Hi Kirstin, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are glad you liked this project. If one method of sowing is better than another we will indicate that on the seed packet. In the case of this celosia we recommend starting it indoors. Happy gardening!

Love These!!!

5 out of 5 stars Sep 5, 2022
I planted these in early spring and set them out in the garden mid spring and they are gorgeous! They are a beautiful silvery pink and were right from the beginning absolutely marvelous for cut flowers and dried flowers. Perhaps the problem people are having is the weather in their area and not the flower seed because they are just perfectly pink and gorgeous here in California!
Donna from CA

Fabulous color

5 out of 5 stars Sep 15, 2022
Loved these...colour fabulous. Sturdy LARGE plant. Fun.
N from IN

Pink tips didn't show at first

5 out of 5 stars Sep 26, 2022
Agree with others that for the first couple months these bloomed just white, but now all are pink tipped, both the older and newer blooms. This flower brings the 'wow' factor since all visitors & neighbors say just that when they see it. This plant must love in sun, since here in Cental Valley its grown to 6 feet. Most definitely planting again next year, unless it decides it's a perennial in this zone.
Carolyn from CA

The colours do change

5 out of 5 stars Nov 26, 2022
Mine also started flowering white, I assumed it was the wrong colour. After a while, the colours change, and they get pink. I cut some of the white flowers to save seeds and afterwards cut some of the pink ones and saved them together from the exact same plant, and the difference is remarkable. I had only planted one at first and since I liked it I threw some seeds at a container later in the year and those actually started flowering pink, no idea why. So you might get pink flowers from the start (mine from seeds planted late) or they will turn pink if you have patience. Botanical Interests is one of my favourite sources of seeds (and I bought from a lot of companies but now decided not to even risk it out of 4 I trust), as a rule the germination is good and the plants grow healthy, and I've never had seeds turn into something other than they were supposed to.
L from TX

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