Chief Persimmon, Celosia Seeds

Chief Persimmon, Celosia Seeds

Chief produces 2-7" vibrant orange-red colored blooms that are very well suited to production of cut flowers. Does great in high heat temperatures of greenhouses. Dense plantings of Chief produce strong stems and high quality cut flowers. Also known as cockscomb and crested cock's comb.
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Key Attributes

Sun: Full Sun
Packet: 100 Seeds
Days To Maturity (# Days)
Days To Maturity (# Days): 100
Botanical Name
Botanical Name: Celosia argentea cristata

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Botanical Name

Celosia argentea cristata

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Extended Blooms

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100 Seeds

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Full Sun


Bouquet Filler, Cut Flowers

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Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Citronella

Citronella, also known as Mosquito Plant, is used to grow along a border or to add different heights and textures in the garden. By crushing one of the plant’s leaves and rubbing it against the skin, it produces a wonderful scent that also keeps mosquitoes away.

Before Planting: Plant Citronella in the spring after all danger of frost has passed. A good rule of thumb is to plant Citronella at about the same time you plant tomatoes outside.

Planting: Citronella can be planted in the garden or in patio containers.

Watering: When watering, be sure to water around the base of the plant to prevent water damage to the foliage.

Fertilizer: Feed the plant regularly with an all-purpose fertilizer.

Days to Maturity: Citronella will bloom all summer long. Note that the leaves will only ward off mosquitoes when crushed.

Harvesting: Citronella makes an excellent addition to a cut-flower bouquet as it might aid in holding the other flowers in the bouquet in place better.

Tips: Citronella likes full sun, and if it doesn’t receive enough light it will become lanky. Cut it back and move to a better area with full sun next year so that it will grow back in a better shape.

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