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Pampas Plume Tall Blend Celosia Seeds

Pampas Plume Tall Blend Celosia Seeds

SKU:1405

Amazement in a vase! A must-have for bouquets, these large, feathery, golden-yellow to scarlet plumes stand out on long, straight stems and attract pollinators. In the garden, the multi-branching plants are noted for their exceptionally beautiful foliage, and along with height, are perfect for the back of the flower bed. Plants handle heat with ease and are fairly drought tolerant. Also known as Prince of Wales feather.

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Variety Info

Family: Amaranthaceae

Native: Exact origin unknown, possibly India

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

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Plant Dimensions: 30"–40" tall

Variety Info: 2"–6" plumes in brilliant red and golden shades

Attributes: Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Frost Sensitive

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 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 12"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

Growing Info

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.