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Today on Gardening with Greg, I want to introduce you to a heat-loving, drought tolerant low maintenance cut flower. This here is called Celosia or the common name is Cockscomb. It’s a great flower to grow in the middle of the summer. The common name for these is cockscomb and the reason why is the flower resembles the comb on a rooster or for you city folks out there a male chicken. Now these flowers are young and as they grow they’ll get bigger. They can grow up to 6-inches wide. This mix of cockscomb that we planted is called the Chief Mix and it consist of several different colors. You have the scarlet that has a deep red vibrant color and a red leaf and a pretty pink that has a velvet type petals and then you got the orange which is like a nice fire color and also a nice red with green foliage and green stems and lastly this vibrant yellow one with the green leaves. These cockscomb seeds are very tiny very small so we normally like to start them in the greenhouse and our heavy-duty seed starting trays and we thin them out to one plant per cell. Then we transplant them out after the danger of frost. After I transplant these I fertilized them one time. So if your wanting to grow a flower that doesn’t need a lot of attention that will tolerant the hot weather and tolerant some dry days cockscomb is the one for you. In addition to being easy to grow these are also great for pollinators the bees love them. Has a very vibrant flower that you’ll be proud to grow. This Celosia Chief Mix is a nice hardy cut flower anybody can grow plant them in your summer garden and enjoy them all the way till frost. I’ll put some links below so you can get you some of this Chief Mix Celosia. Hope you enjoyed this episode and we’ll see you next week on Gardening with Greg. See how my hairs turning white I bet it’s every day it’s getting worse. You’ll be gray-headed by the time you 45.


  • Wanda Duckworth Post author

    Beautiful !

  • Mike Henderson Post author

    Wife is going to Love these, will plant these this spring.

  • Christie Betts Post author

    Ha ha! Too late on the gray hair,i-m 62

  • Gidget Post author

    After buying celosia, 4 different years from various plant sellers I've stopped trying! ๐Ÿ˜ก Every single time instead of the cockscomb bloom I was expecting I got the feather type bloom ๐Ÿคฆ. I see on your site you have the bloom types in separate seed packs. If I buy these I'm not going to be disappointed again, am I ? ๐Ÿ˜• My Gran loved this type and grew them every year when I was a young'un. I would really like to grow some.

  • Roger Cunningham Post author

    Thanks Greg ๐Ÿ‘

  • Carol Avant Post author

    Those are beautiful flowers, Greg! You must spoil your wife with pretty bouquets!

  • Little Country Cabin Post author

    Hahaha best part at the end๐Ÿ˜‚. Great video. Got to try these for these HOT Mississippi summers๐Ÿ˜

  • Grumpyneanderthal Post author

    What are versatile man! He also catches catfish and crappie in the river๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ 

  • Steve Williams Post author

    For you city folks out there…

  • Carolyn Qammaz PA. Post author

    Would my bees like this type of flower??? I'm looking for high pollen low maintenance flowers. Do you have any suggestion? Also, some of my flowers are going to be in a partly shaded area. because of the trees.

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  • Rx Lo10 Post author

    Beautiful ๐Ÿ‘

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