Pampas Plume Celosia
Celosia argentea plumosa
days to maturity: 90 days
plant spacing: 1 plant per square foot
sunlight requirements: 8-14 hours
look out for: worms in the growing tip
harvest notes: clip flowering tips as needed
Celosia is a variety of tropical friendly amaranth that we grow in our gardens for production of its showy, edible, variegated leaves and beautiful flower head. Amaranth is commonly grown throughout the world for its edible grain, and many Caribbean natives using the leaves as cooked greens in traditional dishes like the stewed green ‘callaloo’. Pampas plume is a celosia variety thats predominantly grown for its showy ornamental flower. Expect your plants to produce masses of 6" long feathery plumes in scarlet, orange, bright yellow, pink & cream. The more you cut the flowers from your plants the more they will produce and the stockier the plants will stay.