Cockscomb Carmine Dwarf Celosia Cristata Nana Jessica is a tender perennial that is generally grown as annual. Cockscomb Carmine seeds can be started indoors in spring for the earlier establishment. Celosia Cristata Nana Carmine is a dwarf, compact, low-growing variety that produces crested flower heads of intense carmine flowers.
Dwarf Cockscomb Carmine is a great flower for container planting. Celosia Cristata seeds have to be just slightly covered with soil, and Cockscomb Carmine grows best in full sun adapting to any type of soil including clay if the regular watering provided. Celosia Cristata makes an excellent houseplant, and Cockscomb is well known as a long-lasting, fresh cut flower. Celosia flowers are one of the best dried flowers for using in dried floral arrangements.
Height: 6 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Soil Type: Rich/Average/Poor/ Moist well-drained, pH 5.5-6.0
USDA Zones: 10-12 (As Perennial) All Regions of North America (As Annual)
Sow Indoors: Spring (2-4 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: 1/4 Inch
Germination Time: 14-21 Days