Annual with soft feathery plumes that can be enjoyed in the garden or as a cut flower. Surface sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost and pot up to larger container when first true leaves appear. Harden off and transplant outside when danger of frost has passed. Can also direct seed 1/8" deep after last frost; thin to 6-12" apart. Prefers sun, moist fertile soil. Attracts pollinators. Often self seeds.
Celosia plumosa, Plume Pampas (yellow)
Height 10-14". Spread 6-15". Yellow bloom in about 60 days, in summer. Start indoors or direct sow. Needs sunny location, fertile soil. Germination: No pre-treatment.