Scientific Name: Celosia spicata
Common Name: Cockscomb
Propagation Method: Seed
Form Supplied As: Pelleted
Cultivation Type: Greenhouse, High Tunnel, Field
Planting Density: 64 to 80 plants/sq. meter (6 to 8 plants/sq. foot).
Flower Color (primary): Purple
Foliage Color: Medium Green
One central spiky plume is surrounded by several smaller spikes for a well-filled look. Short, programmable production time. Suitable for high-density production. Strong stems with small top leaves allow for good sleeving and shipability.
Purple has great field production.
Stem Length: 102 - 122cm (40 - 48")
Harvest Recommendation: Harvest stems when more than half of the flowers are completely open.
Post-Harvest Recommendation: Strip 50-75% foliage. Use distilled water; no need for hydration or holding solutions. Avoid cold storage if possible.
Vase Life Recommendation: 7-14 days