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PlantFiles: Cockscomb, Plume Plant, Feathered Amaranth (Plumosa Group)
Celosia argentea var. plumosa 'Kimono Mix'

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Celosia (se-LO-see-uh) (Info)
Species: argentea var. plumosa
Cultivar: Kimono Mix

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

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Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Flowers are good for cutting
Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral jg48650 On Aug 1, 2006, jg48650 from Pinconning, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

The Kimono Mix, while beautiful in lighter pastel colors, seems to last less than the other varieties of celosia, and looks 'dirtier'. It isn't nearly as large either. It just looks faded.

Positive aj_greenthumb On Jul 6, 2005, aj_greenthumb from London, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

Celosias are easy to start from seed. Sow shallowly in soil or potting mix at 70-75F (21-24C), and set out when nighttime temperatures stay above 45 or 50F (7-10C). Six week old seedlings should bloom in about two months.

The flowerheads of the Plumosa cultivars are beautiful in fresh flower arrangements. The dried flowerheads of all groups are excellent in dried arrangements where they retain their color and don't disintegrate all over the place. Cut off flowerheads before the seeds develop, strip off all the leaves, and dry as quickly as possible by hanging upside down is a warm, well ventilated area.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chandler, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Grand Junction, Colorado
Ocala, Florida
Independence, Louisiana
Lafayette, Louisiana
Pinconning, Michigan
Hockley, Texas
Houston, Texas

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