Celosia Ice cream Scientific Name : Celosia plumosa
Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Columnar, Upright
Spacing : 12″ (30cm)
Height : 12″ (30cm)
Width : 10″ (25cm)
Exposure : Sun
Grower Information :
Seed supplied as: Coated.
Plug crop time: 3 to 4 weeks
Transplant to finish: Packs, 8 to 10 weeks; 4 to 5-in./10 to 13-cm pots, 9 to 12 weeks
- Heat-tolerant, long-lasting series stands tough when temperatures rise – Ice Cream won’t melt in the sun!
- Early, compact and well-branched plants are stunning in patio planters and gardens.
- Produces large, tight flower heads in strong colours for striking sales appeal.
- Versatile – great for bench-run pack and small pot programs.
The strong color composition and uniformity across all colors caught our attention with this mix. A compact plant habit is combined with large, tight flower plumes, making it a appealing item, ideal for packs and pots.
Color: Mixture consists of Banana, Cherry, Mango, Orange, Peach, and Strawberry
GREENHOUSE: For Mother’s Day pots and combinations sow Dec. to Jan. 10th in a warm, ventilated section. Do not sow before Apr. 1st for bedding plants. Celosia do not like cold greenhouses, it encourages disease Sow as thinly as possible, 1/8 in/3 mm deep in sandy soil or Jiffy Mix. Cover seed lightly. Germinate @ 70-80°F/21-27°C soil temp., use bottom heat for 5 days. Use lukewarm water at all times to maintain soil temp. Seedlings require steady, growth @ 70°F/21°C soil temp. Avoid cold drafts. Transplant at the same depth as original seedlings about 20 days after sowing. Shade tender seedlings for about 5 days from direct sunlight.
HOMEGARDEN: Celosia is much easier to grow, when sown outside in the late Spring. Sow as above, May 15th. for June – July blooms that last till frost. Pick a hot sunny area, as Celosia will not tolerate shade. It’s a good cut flower and may be dried for winter bouquets. Thin to 16 in/41 cm apart for tall types, 8 in/20 cm apart for dwarfs. Do not try to transplants.