Sol™ Lizard Leaf Celosia Seeds

(P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Item #54034-PK-P1


This modern alternative to coleus adds a trendy twist to garden and terrace

Fleuroselect Novelty Award

An exciting new addition to the Fantastic Foliage™ Collection, Celosia Sol™ Lizard Leaf is an annual plant grown primarily for its eye-catching foliage, offering spring through fall interest. Sol Lizard Leaf has outstanding garden performance and adds exciting color and textural dimension to garden beds and container combos. Although Sol Lizard Leaf blooms in small feathery plumes of tiny, densely packed flowers from late spring to late summer, its unique, bicolored foliage takes the spotlight with beautifully contrasting burgundy and green colors on spear-shaped leaves. The textured leaves turn vibrant burgundy red when grown outdoors but exhibit more green color when grown indoors.

A Celosia argentea variety, commonly called celosia plumosa, feather celosia, cockscomb, feather cockscomb, silver cockscomb, or plumed cockscomb, among others, Lizard Leaf is a tropical plant with a fast growth rate and a low, upright, shrub-like habit. Feather celosias are excellent container plants, outdoors or indoors.

Easy, no maintenance plants, celosias grow best in a sunny location with humusy, nutrient rich, consistently moist, well-draining soil. The plants are heat and drought tolerant and deer and rabbit resistant. In fact, few pests or diseases bother celosias, and Sol Lizard Leaf has no downy mildew issues.

Direct sow celosia seed after the last frost as soon as the soil is warm in spring or start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost and transplant after all threat of frost has passed. Celosias have delicate root systems that must be handled with care. Transplanting should not be delayed. Holding plugs in trays too long stunts future development and may cause premature budding.

If you plan to start your seeds indoors, be sure to check out our Bio Dome Seed Starter Kit. With the Bio Dome, you can control the temperature, light, and soil mix to ensure your seeds become strong for transplant.

This seed comes as a pellet. Pelleted seeds are small seeds that have been clay-coated to make them larger and more uniform in size and shape, making them easier to handle when planting.


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Genus Celosia
Species argentea
Variety Sol™ Lizard Leaf
Item Form (P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 10
Plant Height 10 in - 14 in
Plant Width 10 in - 16 in
Additional Characteristics Flower, Award Winner, Easy Care Plants
Foliage Color Burgundy, Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Deer Resistance, Downy Mildew, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Foliage Interest, Ornamental

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