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|dwarf 6" to 12"; full-sized from 2' to 3'|
|rich in organic nutrients; moist, well-drained soil|
|summer through fall|
|yellow, red and orange plumes|
|borders, cut flowers, large plantings and dried flowers|
|Celosia thrives in heat and humidity. Sow seeds directly outdoors in warmer zones. In cooler zones start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last frost. Transplant seedlings 6 to 8 inches apart (tall varieties 12 to 15 inches apart) once you're sure the weather is going to stay warm. To dry celosia, harvest them when they are fully open, removed leaves and hang them upside down to dry.|
|Cockscomb gets its name from its "rooster-like" plumes. The tall varieties make extremely striking dried arrangements.|
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I just bought 8 inch Celosia Intenz plant. I live on the east coast and my zone is too cold for it to survive the winter. Can I keep it indoors like a houseplant?
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These very tall Celosia plants were grown from pass-along seeds from our mechanic's wife. I have never seen these in the nurseries. The bees are oblivious to me and my camera as they happily swarm and devour the nectar. They are endlessly entertaining!