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Flamingo Celosia Seeds

#1299
3.4285714285714 out of 5 stars
(7 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.
$1.89 150 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

7 reviews

disappointed

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

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