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Week 16 – April 19, 2024

Plant Information

Dracula Celosia

  • Dracula Celosia - Bloom
  • Dracula Celosia - Commercial Landscape 1
  • Dracula Celosia - Commercial Landscape 2
  • Dracula Celosia - Container
  • Dracula Celosia - Landscape
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Celosia cristata

Common Name: Cockscomb

Hardiness Degree: 50°F (10.0°C)

Blooming Season: Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer

Plant Habit: Upright

Characteristics: Colorful/Attractive Foliage

Water: Heavy

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 6 - 10" (15 - 25cm)

Height: 8 - 16" (20 - 41cm)

Width: 8 - 12" (20 - 30cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Foliage of this striking plant becomes darker and its bloom colour becomes more intense under high light levels.
Good mid-height border plant, especially for people who enjoy unique, unusual flowers.

Grower Information:

Plug crop time: 3 to 4 weeks
Transplant to finish: 6 to 8 weeks
  • First-of-its-kind novelty celosia shows one big flower atop the plant. 
  • In the greenhouse, flower is red and foliage is green with some red. Outdoors, foliage is darker and more purple-toned and flower is darker purple. 
  • Unusual shape and eye-catching colour add drama to landscapes, gardens and containers. 
  • Good mid-height border plant.
NOTE: Shorter growth in high light.