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Fresh Look Gold Celosia Seeds

(P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Item # 00472-PK-P1
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Unfazed by heat and drought, and free of pests.

Blooms all summer, and never needs deadheading.
Other Items in this Series:
Fresh Look Yellow Celosia Seeds Fresh Look Mix Celosia Seeds Fresh Look Red Celosia Seeds Fresh Look Orange Celosia Seeds
When Fresh Look Red walked off with a Gold Medal from the All-America Selection Committee, we knew a whole new day had dawned for Wheat Celosia in American gardens. Simply the finest Wheat Celosia ever grown, the Fresh Look series offers so many advantages over older varieties it might as well be a new species! You'll get larger, brighter blooms and many more of them from well-branched plants; a super-long season of bloom; and a terrific adaptability to just about any climate and soil! Start designing your sunny beds and borders around this miraculous new Wheat Celosia today, beginning with new Gold!

Even if it hadn't won top honors, Fresh Look would be a standout based on how it performed in our trial gardens this year. Not only did it outlast every other Celosia (by weeks, not days!), but the individual blooms are much more eye-catching than others. The color is vivid, and the flowerstems reach up to 10 inches high on neat little plants just 12 to 16 inches tall and wide! Best of all from my point of view, Fresh Look never needs deadheading! New blooms and leaves spring up all around the old ones, keeping this plant looking as fresh in its third month of bloom as it did in its third week!

The flowers are awe-inspiring, but the vigor and adaptability of this Celosia really make it a sure bet in just about any garden. It needs full sun and appreciates good garden soil, but once it gets going, Fresh Look Red isn't about to be slowed down by heat, drought, or pests. It takes off with strong lateral branches that keep the blooms coming all summer long, and needs very little attention from you.

Be sure to consider AAS-winning Fresh Look Yellow and Red, as well as the new mix of all 4 colors in the series. They make fine combinations in the sunny annual bed or large containers. There is even an economical collection of all 4 separate colors, so you can design formal patterns in the garden. With these giant spires of brilliant color, you really can't go wrong!

Start this seed indoors in late winter, about 8 to 10 weeks before last anticipated frost. The seed germinates in about 10 days and will begin blooming about 70 to 100 days after sowing. Pkt is 100 seeds.

Genus Celosia
Species plumosa
Variety Fresh Look Gold
ItemForm (P) Pkt of 100 seeds
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer - Early Winter
Habit Upright
SeedsPerPack 100
PlantHeight 12 in - 16 in
PlantWidth 12 in - 16 in
BloomSize 10 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Direct Sow, Flower, Long Bloomers
BloomColor Gold
FoliageColor Dark Green
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Outdoor
Celosia is the botanical name for Cockscomb
Celosia Germination Information

Celosia Seed Germination How to Sow Celosia:
  • When danger of frost is past, sow outdoors where plants are to grow
  • Indoors, sow 4 weeks prior to planting outside
  • Cover the seeds with 4 times their thickness in soil
  • Maintain 70-75° F within the medium during germination
  • Germination takes 10-15 days
  • Blooms arrive 12-14 weeks after starting seeds. Sowing too early can hurt flower performance
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Celosia:
Spacing: In spring, after danger of frost is past, space 6-18 inches apart in full sun in a well-drained, sandy soil rich in organic matter

Temperature:  It prefers warm climates with nights above 60° F

Soil: Keep soil evenly moist and feed plants moderately

Additional Care: Celosia transplants easily, requires no staking and tolerates heat and drought. Mulch in summer to keep the roots cool and retain moisture

Appearance and Use:

This trouble-free annual, with colorful blooms for cutting or drying, is used as an edging, in borders or beds, in containers or for greenhouse growth. Plants, growing 6- 36 inches tall and 8-12 inches wide, range from stately and stiffly branched to dwarf and compact. Tiny blooms of red, orange, yellow, pink, or purple are held in combs or spikes, 11/2- 21/4 inches wide. Soft, lush green foliage is oval- to lance-shape and can have a bronze appearance


Cristata group: The inforescence is terminal, flattened, and crested, resembling the comb of a rooster

Plumosa group: The blooms are erect, tapering and feather-like

Spicata group: Slender heads of blooms

About Celosia:
Pronunciation:  sel-o-se-ä  âr-jen’-te-ä
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Amaranthaceae; native to the Tropics of Asia, Africa, and the Americas
Common Name:Cockscomb

Superior Germination Through Superior Science

Park's Superior Seeds Park Seed's humidity- and temperature-controlled seed storage vault Park Seed offers some of the highest-quality vegetable and flower seeds available in the industry, and there are a number of reasons for this.

First of all, we have humidity- and temperature-controlled storage, and we never treat any of our seeds with chemicals or pesticides. Nor do we ever sell GMO's (genetically modified seeds), so you always know the products you're buying from us are natural as well as safe for you and the environment.

Superior Standards - University Inspected

Testing seeds against minimum germination standards To make sure we are providing the best seed product possible and that our customers will get the highest number of seedlings from every packet, we conduct our own germination testing and have quality-control measures in every stage of our seed-handling operation. We hold ourselves to standards that are at or above federal and state standards, including testing specific crops more frequently than recommended by federal guidelines. And in order to maintain our organic certification, we welcome Clemson University to inspect us annually to make sure our organic seeds, which are stored and processed separately, are being handled properly.

Hand Packed By Experienced Technicians

Park Seed has been handling and packing vegetable and flower seeds for 145 years, a history that has given us a great understanding of how each variety should be cared for and maintained throughout every step of theprocess, from collection to shipping.

When packing our seeds, the majority are actually done by hand (with extreme care!), and we often over-pack them, so you're receiving more than the stated quantity.

The Park Seed Gold Standard

Park Seed's exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil seed packets And many of our seeds are packed in our exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil packets, which are lined to keep moisture out, so the seeds stay fresher for longer. We carefully pack very tiny or fragile seeds in crush-proof vials to ensure safe delivery to your home. Some of the small seeds are also offered as "pellets" (have a clay coating) to make sowing and growing easier.

When it comes to the kinds of seeds we offer, we are constantly seeking something new and provide many unique and hard-to-find varieties from all around the world. Our on-staff horticulturists are ready and available to share their expertise to help you with the success of these seeds, so you can grow a beautiful and productive garden!

Does Park sell GMO's or treated seeds?

It is important for our customers to know that Park Seed does not sell GMO or treated seed. We do buy a small amount of traditional hybrid seed from Seminis, a division of Monsanto Co., but that is all we purchase from them.

What are the differences between organic, heirloom, and hybrid seed?

Basically, organic seeds are seeds that are produced without the use and exposure to artificial/chemical fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and other chemicals. They have to be grown, harvested, stored, and handled under very strict organic rules and procedures. All of our organic seeds are USDA 100% certified organic through Clemson University and the certificate has to be renewed yearly.

Heirloom Seeds are open-pollinated -- they are not hybrids. You can gather and save heirloom seed from year to year and they will grow true to type every year, so they can be passed down through generations. To be considered an heirloom, a variety would have to be at least from the 1940's and 3 generations old (many varieties are much older -- some 100 years or more!).

Hybrid seed are the product of cross-pollination between 2 different parent plants, resulting in a new plant/seed that is different from the parents. Unlike Heirloom seed, hybrid seed need to be re-purchased new every year (and not saved). They usually will not grow true to type if you save them, but will revert to one of the parents they were crossed with and most likely look/taste different in some way.

What are pelleted seeds? Why do you use them? How do I handle/sow them?

Extremely small seed such as Petunias and Pentas are shipped as pelleted seed to make them easier to handle and sow. Pelleted seed are coated, usually with clay, to make them larger in size. After sowing, the coating will dissolve when wet and the seed will germinate. Pelleted seeds are shipped in vials placed inside seed packets, which protects them from being crushed. When sowing, be certain to use thoroughly moistened soil, to be sure that the clay coating absorbs enough moisture to dissolve. For sowing pelleted Petunia seeds, place the seeds directly on the soil surface and do not cover with soil, as light aids in the germination.

What is ideal temperature to germinate most seeds?

The ideal temperature to germinate most seeds is approximately 70 degrees F; give or take 1-2 degrees either way. This would be a good germination temperature for most flower and vegetable seeds and would be the most practical and feasible temperatures achieved for gardeners starting seeds in the home. You will notice for some seeds that it is recommended to use alternating day (warmer), night (cooler), temperatures, which is fine if one can provide such conditions. But most people are unable to provide those temperatures in a home setting, so just use the overall 70 degree F recommendation and the seeds should germinate well.

How long should grow lights be kept on per day and how close to the plants should the light be kept?

For germination and seedling/plant growth, you want to simulate the natural day-night cycles, and as a general rule, grow lights should be on 8-12 hours per day and off at night. You can vary this timing, as some seeds such as tomato, pepper, petunia, impatiens, and others, benefit from 14-17 hours of light per day (and the remainder of the 24 hour period in darkness). The most common grow lights used are fluorescent; using cool white, warm white, and wide-spectrum fluorescent tubes. These lights work well for germination and for growing plants up to a transplantable size. Fluorescent lights should be kept close though, 3-6 inches above the soil or the growing plants, adjusting the height as the plants grow.

How long will seeds keep in storage?

Park Seed stores seed in a special temperature- and humidity-controlled storage facility, which keeps seeds in excellent condition. Our seeds should be good for at least 1-2 years on average. Seed viability and storage time will vary depending on the seed item; some will keep a shorter time and some will keep longer. Seeds should be stored in a cool, dark, dry place. A basement will do (if not too humid), or a cool, dark room or closet. We recommend the best way to extend seed storage life is to store them in something air tight, such as a plastic zipper storage bag or canning jar, and place it in the refrigerator. This will extend the life of seeds for many years.

What is the best way to store seeds over a longer time period?

We recommend the best way to extend seed storage life is to store seeds in something air tight, such as a plastic zipper storage bag or canning jar, and place it in the refrigerator. This will extend the life of seeds for many years.

What depth should I sow various seeds?

When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed. When sowing seed indoors, the planting depth can be less, depending on the seed being sown, so it is always best to check specific directions. Here are some general guidelines concerning planting depth in relation to seed size: Tiny, dust-like seeds need to be sown on the surface of the growing medium or soil, uncovered, as they need light to germinate. The planting depth for small seed can be anywhere from barely covering, to 1/8-inch deep, to possibly 1/4-inch deep, depending on the recommendation. Medium seed should be planted at 1/4- to 1/2-inch deep, depending on the recommendation. Larger seeds can be planted 1-inch or deeper, depending on the recommendation.