Cockscomb & Celosia

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Beach Bummer
Location:
Rockaway Beach, OR, United States
Date:
August 30, 2019
          3.0
 
Underperforming in my location
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? They germinate well

What are the cons? Unproductive here

Review:

These sprouted well but didn’t thrive in my location, haven’t gotten a single bloom unfortunately. I still have more seed so I will try again next year. The quality of the seed seems fine but at least here on the coast these haven’t worked for me so far. Perhaps they need more heat. Our temperatures tend to be in the 60s (F) here. I would still recommend the seed, but if you live in a cool maritime climate these may be a poor selection based on this experience; however there may be some other unnoticed factor contributing to their failure in my garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Flowerchild
Location:
Jonesboro, GA, United States
Date:
August 7, 2019
          5.0
 
Colorburst
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Vibrant color

What are the cons? None

Review:

In mid spring, I started these seeds in pots and transplanted the seedlings in the garden when they were about 2 inches tall. They never stopped growing and by late June, they started blooming. I have a mixture of red, pink, and a couple shades of orange on stalks that range from 6 to 10 inches. The cockscombs are huge...so much so, that I had to place small stakes around the bottom of some plants. I’ve been told that if I plant the seedlings very deep, the stalks will be stronger. I plan to collect seeds of my favorites and start them early next spring.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Basil
Location:
Pueblo, CO, United States
Date:
June 18, 2018
          4.0
 
Surprisingly Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Bright color, compact size

What are the cons? Only one color

Review:

I'm not a flower grower so I didn't know what to expect here but these seeds germinated easily, grew up fast and strong, and out of many different flower types I planted at the same time were the first to bloom. The smaller size means I was able to fit a lot into my fairly small flower bed, which was nice because I hate thinning seedlings. My only complaint was every seed produced the same color flower (a deep pink) save for one orange, which has still not even a quarter blossomed yet compared to how far along the rest are. The pinks are gorgeous but I was hoping for more diversity. I will also add that the foliage on the cockscomb has held up perfectly compared to the store bought celosia in the same bed, which has bleached and browned in the sun.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Eve
Location:
rathdrum, ID, United States
Date:
February 4, 2018
          5.0
 
Superb
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Reseeds, mix of colors, types

What are the cons? None, excellent

Review:

See other section above please...

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Will N
Location:
Dallas, TX, United States
Date:
May 31, 2017
          5.0
 
Beautiful flowers
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful, germinates well

What are the cons? Can get tall

Review:

I love cockscomb and these germinated easily from direct sowing. They make nice combs and points (seems to make a balanced blend of both). They really are varied. They grow so easily. Sadly some of mine got pretty tall, about 8" before the flower starts. It may have just needed a lot of light early on though. They are related to amaranth and quinoa so the plant is edible, but I haven't tried that yet.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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