Celosia ‘Chief Persimmon'
This series has been bred for commercial cut flower production but is happy in the home garden. Flowers can be likened to crested cock’s comb or less poetically to a velvet sheep’s brain. Flowers are produced on 90cm tall stems.
When to sow: Early spring under cover or late spring in situ
Where to sow: In seed trays, pots or direct sow
Depth to sow: 3 to 5mm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil.
Spacing: Between plants: 30cm to 50cm
Directions: Sow seed under cover early spring and plant out in a permanent spot 6 to 8 weeks later or direct sow when frost danger is over.