Celosia defies floral expectations. Its nearly neon inflorescences can look like candle flames or coral. Such colors and shapes are usually the realm of dreams and deep sea creatures, but don't worry—this member of the amaranth family is completely real, and not that hard to grow! Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost and transplant them outside. Though it may seem a shame to do so, cutting the flowers encourages more blooms, and they'll make a stunning, surreal centerpiece!
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