Celosia: Flamingo (C. argentea var. spicata)
Also known as: Cockscomb, crested cock's comb, prince of Wales feather, prince feather, wheat celosia, and red fox.
Ease of Growing: Easy
Grown as: Annual: 3-8
Maturity (Bloom): June to Frost.
Light: Full sun
Water: Medium. Consistently moist.
Soil Moisture: Medium. Well drained.
Attracts Beneficial Insects?: Yes. The flowers are visited by bees, wasps, butterflies, and occasionally hummingbirds.
Sow Depth: 1/8"
USDA Zone: 3-11
Produces: long stems of bi-colored rose and deep pink flower spikes.
Garden Uses: Mass or group in beds, borders or cutting gardens. Edging. Good fresh cut or dried flower. Containers.
Germination temperature: 65 F to 70 F
Days to emergence: 14 to 21
For dried flowers, simply remove the foliage and hang the flowers to allow them to dry.
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Zinnia: Exquisite (Zinnia elegans)
A unique and colorful Zinnia that offers a range of shades. Exquisite Zinnia is an easy to grow annual that blooms bright red and fades to soft rose pink as the blooms age. Definitely a favorite of gardeners, florists, or anyone who loves cut flowers.