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Celosia spicata 'Pink Candle' Seeds...Seed from 'Wheat Celosia'

Type: Annual
Common Names: Wheat Celosia
Height: 30" to 36"
Spread: Space plants 3" to 6" apart
Flower color: Pink
Bloom time: Summer through Autumn
Light: Full sun
Water: Average
Soil: Average to Rich
Other info: An excellent fresh cut flower and very nice dried. Sometimes self-sows, but not as much as the other celosia. For drying your celosia 'Pink Candle', I find it best to cut the flowers before the begin forming seeds. If left uncut, they will form flowers 6" to 10" long, however, if dried at that stage, they lose their color. If you will look closely at the top photo, you will see that most of the flowers in the picture have already started seed formation (looking at the bottom portion of the flower). Also, if you begin cutting the flowers right away, celosia 'Pink Candle' will produce an abundance of side shoots.

CELOSIA spicata
'Pink Candle'
** Celosia Pink Candle **
** dried celosia pink candle **

#1130 Celosia spicata 'Pink Candle':
(Input number of packets into checkbox -- $1.00 per packet)
[50 seeds per packet]
Germination: Easy germination. Start indoors 2-4 weeks prior to last spring frost. Sow seed in container on good seed starting mix. Cover seeds lightly. Moisten mix and keep mix moist until germination begins. Place container in a location at 70°F. Germination should begin in 6-10 days. Does well direct sown to garden location after last spring frost, however, I find I contend with more weeds when I direct sow.

Informational/Photo Links:
1) Celosia 'Pink Candle' at Dave's Garden
2) Celosia spicata at Wikipedia
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