Bright Sparks Formula

Quick Facts:

    • Electrically bright flowers
    • Burgundy, scarlet, and yellow
    • Very heat tolerant
    • Great for containers
    • Height to 30cm (12")

Bright Sparks Formula

Description:

Celosia plumosa erecta. Bright Sparks Formula brings a zap of brilliant colour to nearly any garden situation. This versatile plant is very heat tolerant, which makes it an excellent choice for containers or any full sun situation. The plants stay compact but upright, only growing to about 30cm (12") tall, and they are topped by electrically bright plumes in scarlet, yellow, and burgundy. These make long-lasting cut flowers, and they keep most of their colour as dried flowers. Bright Sparks shows more branching than other Celosia types, which simply results in more flowers per plant.

Annual

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25 seeds FL3906A $3.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
125 seeds FL3906B $6.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
500 seeds FL3906C $15.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
2500 seeds FL3906D $48.99 In stock $0.00
10000 seeds FL3906E $161.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
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Quick Facts:

    • Electrically bright flowers
    • Burgundy, scarlet, and yellow
    • Very heat tolerant
    • Great for containers
    • Height to 30cm (12")

How To Grow

General
Celosia is a relative of Amaranth, and native to the highlands of East Africa where it is known in Swahili as mfungu. Today’s cultivated Celosias have been selected for the brightness of their colours and compactness of growth. You will sometimes see Celosia listed by the common names Cockscomb or Woolflower. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Celosia Guide and grow some fun colour in your rock garden this season.

General
Celosia is a relative of Amaranth, and native to the highlands of East Africa where it is known in Swahili as mfungu. Today’s cultivated Celosias have been selected for the brightness of their colours and compactness of growth. You will sometimes see Celosia listed by the common names Cockscomb or Woolflower. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Celosia Guide and grow some fun colour in your rock garden this season.

Latin
Celosia plumosa

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Zone: 2-10

Timing
Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, in peat or coir pots – Celosia does not like its roots disturbed by transplanting. Transplant at least two weeks after last frost, longer if nighttime temperatures are still cold.

Or direct sow outdoors after last frost. Seeds will germinate in 6-14 days.

Starting
Just cover the small seeds. If starting indoors, try to maintain a soil temperature of 21°-25°C (70°-75°F). Be sure to use peat pots, coir pots, or Cowpots, and transplant the whole pot into the soil at transplant time.

Growing
Plant in full sun or partial shade in ordinary, moist soil with a pH range of 6.0 to7.0. Celosia prefers warm temperatures.