The Celosia Xantippe are chic plumes that fit into any bouquet but can also be used to create a full border. The flowers of Celosia are silver-pink in colour and fade to silver-grey. Plant the Celosia in May or June, they will flower around June until October. The Celosia has a beautiful colour that varies from white/cream to pink. Celosia is also perfect to use as cut flower and as bee and butterfy attractor.
1 packet ≈ 0,2 gram ≈ 175 seeds
Celosia seeds need sufficient heat to germinate, so sow them later in spring (may/june) or earlier in the house at a minimum temperature of 20 degrees. After sowing, there is no need to cover the seeds with soil.
Annual flower seeds
All our flower seeds produce flowers that are suitable for use as cut flowers. They are also used by professional nurseries and floriculture companies. For flower seeds to be considered high-quality, they need to have outstanding germination capacity and energy and therefore yield a high percentage of flowering plants. All seeds are annuals, which means that they have a lot of growing power: they go through all the stages – from a seed to a flowering plant that, in turn, produces new seeds – in the space of just one season. Most flowers bloom for about three to five months. A rule of thumb in this is that the more flowers you pick, the faster they will grow back! All our seeds are untreated and uncoated, and are also suitable as starting material for growing organic flowers.
How many seeds per m2?
Each bag contains enough for about 1 square metre of flowers, this differs per variety. Always keep in mind the size of the mature plant. It often contains more seeds, so don't sow the whole bag at once. Divide the sowing over about 3 times. This way you extend the flowering season and if you fail, you can try again. Basically, a complete plant grows from a single seed so give the seeds enough space to grow into a mature plant!
How many hours of sunshine do annuals need?
The most ideal for annuals is full sun, or more than 6 hours of summer sun a day, preferably more than 8 hours. The less sun they get, the less speedy and abundant they will flower.
- Plant in moist soil to which the seeds stick for best germination.
- Press the seeds down lightly, but do not cover them.
- Grow in fertile, well-drained soil.
- Give them a sunny spot and sufficient protection from strong winds. Support if necessary.
- Water regularly.
Read the detailed planting instructions for flower seeds here.
|Type of product||Flower seeds|
|Suitable as cut flower||Yes|
|Suitable as dried flower||yes|
|Planting depth||0 cm / 0"|
|Plant size||75 cm / 30"|
|Contains||1 packet ≈ 0,2 gram ≈ 175 seeds|
|Germination time||1-2 weeks|