Dracula Celosia Seeds

(P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Item #51113-PK-P1
$6.95
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Description

Darkens to blood red in the sunlight

Every well-dressed garden needs one showstopper, and Dracula is hoping to be chosen for that role in your landscape. This incredible crested celosia sets a single, enormous bloom 6 to 7 inches long, facing upright with a rippled crest and rich color that deepens from blood red to midnight violet in the sunlight. If there's a more dramatic plant anywhere, we'd like to see it.

The perfect size for pots, this annual reaches just 8 to 16 inches high (and much of that height is the bloom) and 8 to 12 inches wide. Set one into a 6-inch pot, let the gorgeous pointed leaves (veined in purple) spill over the sides, their tips upturned for a beautiful rosette effect. The bloom lasts for many weeks, so you will be able to enjoy Dracula over a long season.

Like its namesake, Dracula is very light sensitive. If you start the seed indoors, the foliage will be entirely green. It's not until it is transplanted into the sun and the warmer, longer days of summer arrive that the purple tones will appear. Similarly, the flower begins as a shade of maroon, then darkens with exposure to sunshine. Fun to watch.

And one more advantage: Dracula is open-pollinated, so you should definitely let it go to seed and then share the spoils with friends.

Dracula is easy to grow in any well-drained soil. You may direct sow the seeds when the ground warms up in spring, or begin them indoors about 4 weeks before the last frost date for an even earlier start. Germination takes about 10 to 15 days. Transplant when all danger of frost is past and the seedlings have at least 2 sets of true leaves. They need full sun, and will begin to explode with blooms as the summer weather sets in. Easy and so elegant.

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Genus Celosia
Species cristata
Variety Dracula
Item Form (P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Bloom Start to End Mid Spring - Late Summer
Habit Compact
Seeds Per Pack 10
Plant Height 8 in - 16 in
Plant Width 8 in - 12 in
Bloom Size 6 in - 7 in
Additional Characteristics Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Bloom First Year, Long Bloomers, Variegated
Bloom Color Dark Purple, Dark Red, Dark Magenta, Maroon
Foliage Color Medium Green, Purple, Variegated
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Ornamental, Everlastings, Outdoor, Wildflowers, Foliage Interest

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

December 20, 2019

Fabulous Plant!!!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Didn't have much luck in the dome germinating, but worked beautifully in seed tray. Took quit a bit longer to bloom than most Celosia but when it did it was huge and Beautiful and stayed that way until out first good freeze. Have lots of reorders for this beauty!

Crazy Plant Lady from WA
September 23, 2019

A DEFFINATE MUST HAVE!!!!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Took a little longer than the other Celosia's to Bloom but boy is it ever blooming, huge beautiful. EXACTLY LIKE THE PICTURE!!! The most reordered for next year out of all the annuals I grow!

Crazy plant lady from WA
July 04, 2019

Compact & oh so colorful

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Leaves & stems show deep magenta early then fan shaped combs in same deep color start tiny & grow to about 3" on 10" plants by mid Summer (July). I grew mine in a 6" x 24" long pot & 2 rows of 7 plants made a nice pot full.

Trudy B.B. from LA

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