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Tornado Red Cockscomb (30 seeds) (FL274) $3.00

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Tornado Red Cockscomb

         
 
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Massive 8-12 inch magenta heads teeter atop tall plants with lush foliage. The large dense combs have brilliant garnet and violet tones that shimmer in the back border or as a large focal point in arrangements. With dwarf cockscomb dominating the market in recent years, it can be difficult to find tall varieties. Tornado red proudly stands 2 feet tall, and will bloom from late spring until fall frost. A stunning variety that hold its rich, crushed velvet color when cut.
 
Tornado Red Cockscomb
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
icstars
Location:
Warrensburg, MO, United States
Date:
August 26, 2018
          5.0
 
Infallible showy in full sun
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Crown Jewel of summer!

What are the cons? wish I put in more

Review:

I had no idea how fabulously showy these would be. The pictures can't do these beauties justice. We have crummy, pure clay soil with a little road gravel mixed in but they love it. All the seeds took, so my 10 plugs each had 3 viable plants when it came time to transplant. I transplanted them in may on a north facing slope in full sun at the side of the driveway. Here in the hot, dry summer these enormous and rivetingly brilliant magenta crests are everyone's favorite. The stalks are an inch thick, healthy and strong even in wind. Bees and butterflies love them. Bugs don't seem to eat any part of them even with the bad Japanese beetles this year. They are knee-high and have combs up to a foot across on some plants. Side shoot combs are 3-4 inches across and they are completely maintenance free. I go out to enjoy them every single morning. I only wish I had put more in. Next year I'm buying more!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Flutey
Location:
Columbus, OH, United States
Date:
July 23, 2018
          5.0
 
Fantastic plants
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Huge dramatic flowers, easy

What are the cons? Blooms took a while to come on

Review:

These are so dramatic and easy to grow! They have really taken off here in July. After the main giant flower crests get going, lots of little sisters start down towards the base of the plant. These required no babying, and draw the eye like few other blooms. Grow these- you won’t be disappointed!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dawn
Location:
Vanleer, TN, United States
Date:
May 16, 2018
          5.0
 
Cockscomb
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Stunning, large

What are the cons? none

Review:

I tested some that were sowed thickly without thinning and some that I thinned to only one plant every few feet. The ones that were not thinned did not get very big. The ones with plenty of space got HUGE. Lasted a long time in the garden. They dry very well, hold beautiful color and make long lasting interesting dried flower arrangements. Thousands of seeds on every stem. I have heard they reseed themselves to point of almost a nuisance if you don't like them. I love these and will grow them every year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Christa
Location:
Cincinnati, OH, United States
Date:
January 22, 2018
          5.0
 
Beautiful Huge flower heads
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Big Beautiful Flowers

What are the cons? none

Review:

I grew these from seed in 2017. The seeds germinated easily in seed trays. After I transplanted them out in the garden, they just kind of stalled and nothing happened for a few weeks. Once they finally established and took off, they grew beautifully! I am going to try direct sowing them this year. Tornado Red is a tall variety, just like grandmothers used to grow back in the day. Each plant produced one huge flower head on the main stem but also produced smaller side shoots/stems that start near the base of the plant. The side shoots produced smaller flowers.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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23 out of 24 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
NCCharlieHorse
Location:
Weaverville, NC, United States
Date:
January 12, 2018
          5.0
 
Beautiful Easy to Grow Plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful Flowers, Easy to gro

What are the cons? None

Review:

The pictures do not do this plant justice. Beautiful deep red flowers. I planted the whole pack of seeds last year, and they germinated well. I had more plants than I needed. I dumped a flat of extra plants behind my greenhouse where I "compost" stuff to re-use in my raised beds. At the end of the summer with no tending at all I had gorgeous red flowers growing there. I picked many and put them in vases. I purchased these seeds again this year, because this is one plant that I will keep growing from now on.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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