Mammoth Magenta Celosia
Celosia argentea var. cristata
Deep pink crested celosia with green and orange foliage.
John Gill has been farming in Hurley, New York, for decades, and for many years his farm, now the home of the Hudson Valley Farm Hub has been delighting guests with this unique celosia. Grown from seed that was conveyed to him by relatives who brought it back from Mexico, this variety is very tall up to 6' in height and is plumed with bright magenta, chenille-like, crested inflorescences that are so vivid they appear to glow, especially at dusk. The central blooms become many-layered magenta universes that harbor insect life, and the smaller blooms on side shoots make wonderful cut flowers.
|Art Pack (200 seeds)||$4.79||Out of Stock | Packed for 2024|
Start indoors and transplant when seedlings are about 4" high. Transplant at farther spacing for tall, sturdy plants, or closer together for thinner stems and smaller flowers. Reaches over 5' high.
|Days to Germination||5-7 days|
|Days to Maturity||100 days|
|Spacing in Row||12-18"|
|Spacing Between Rows||18"|
|Height at Maturity||60"|
|Width at Maturity||18"|
Artwork by Denise Seavey. The fabric-like texture of the celosia is perfectly captured by this raw-edged applique panel, which is held together by free-motion quilting. Denise makes art quilts, including works that have added healing beauty to hospitals and clinics.