This dwarf variety is suitable for containers and window boxes
Days to Maturity: 42 to 58
Kimono Mix Celosia varieties are annuals offering spring through fall interest, blooming until first frost. Tiny, densely packed flowers grow in feathery, 2- to 3-inch, pyramidal plumes in warm shades of yellow, orange, and red. Borne on erect stems, the long-lasting flowers are excellent for display, fresh cut or dried. Harvest mature blooms in the morning after the dew has dried.
Kimono Mix contains Celosia plumosa varieties, also known as feather celosia and plumed cockscomb. These dwarf varieties have a compact habit of spear-shaped leaves and fit almost anywhere. Shown to best effect massed or grouped, feather celosias offer sweeps of color, great for edging in bed and borders, but they are also suitable for containers and window boxes.
Easy to grow, celosias prefer humusy, nutrient rich, consistently moist, well-drained soil. The plants are heat and drought tolerant and deer and rabbit resistant. In fact, few pests or diseases bother celosias. Although celosias are low maintenance plants, deadheading regularly encourages and prolongs flowering.
Direct sow celosia seed after the last frost as soon as the soil is warm in spring, or start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost, and transplant after all threat of frost has passed. Celosias have delicate root systems that must be handled with care. Transplanting should not be delayed. Holding plugs in trays too long stunts future development and may cause premature budding.
If you plan to start your seeds indoors, be sure to check out our Bio Dome Seed Starter Kit. With the Bio Dome, you can control the temperature, light, and soil mix to ensure your seeds become strong for transplant.
Kimono Mix Celosia Includes:
Celosia Kimono Cherry Red Untreated
Celosia Kimono Cream Untreated
Celosia Kimono Orange Untreated
Celosia Kimono Red Untreated
Celosia Kimono Rose Untreated
Celosia Kimono Scarlet Untreated
Celosia Kimono Yellow Untreated
(P)Pkt of 10 seeds
Item Form:(P)?Pkt of 10 seeds
Bloom Start to End:Early Summer – Late Fall
Seeds Per Pack:10
Plant Height:8 in
Plant Width:8 in
Additional Characteristics:Direct Sow,?Flower
Foliage Color:Medium Green
Light Requirements:Full Sun
Moisture Requirements:Moist,? well-drained
Soil Tolerance:Normal,? loamy