Growing Cockscomb Plants In Your Garden
The cockscomb plant is versatile in height, sometimes remaining as short as a few inches while others grow to a few feet. The irregular growth habits of the cockscomb plant can lead to surprises in the garden. The flowers come in a range of vivid colors including red, orange, pink, yellow, and a rich gold, and will bloom well into the autumn, especially if the cockscomb plants are routinely dead headed and well cared for. In addition to doing well in the garden, cockscomb also thrives as an outdoor potted plant. Learning how to grow cockscomb is an interesting garden chore and can brighten the flower bed with shades of golden yellow, traditional red, peach and purple. Both specimens offer long-lasting flowers for brilliant colors in the garden. They are heat loving and are somewhat drought tolerant. Full sun locations allow cockscomb Celosia to grow taller. But cockscomb may grow in only partial sun, so it can happily exist when partially shaded by taller plants.
Pinching back the first bloom on these flowers can cause branching and a more abundant display of flowers on each cockscomb plant. Plant seedlings into rich, well draining soil in your garden that has warmed in late spring. Seedlings may be grown indoors or purchased. Those living in warm areas may sow the tiny seeds directly into the flower bed. In areas farther north, make sure the soil has warmed before planting, as letting the cockscomb plant get a chill can cause summer flowering to cease or not happen. Leaving seedlings too long in crowded cell packs may have the same result.