I was surprised to see this one peek its fluffy head up in our cutting garden the other day - this kind of volunteer is welcome in our garden. I think it looks better than the ones I purposely grew one or two years ago - the parents of this year's interloper.
||ordinary garden soil
||sow at room temperature (or with bottom heat). self-seeds sparingly in our garden.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Marina Pestova||Sep 22, 2005||very professional photos./Detailed/ thanks.|
|Bob M||Dec 28, 2008||Another common name is "Pink Candle". They love full sun and cool roots. Mine self seed themselves along a concrete driveway in Denver Colorado.|
|Connie Hester||Nov 11, 2010||several years ago this plant appeard in my yard, not the flower beds. Unil now I never knew what it is. It reseeds itself every summer and loves the sun and this year with no rain it was better than ever. Mine grows to around 36" to 48" tall.It is very humid in this part of Florida but doesn't seem to stunt the plant in any way.|
|Tom||Dec 08, 2015||Last spring I bought some seeds of Cramer's Amazon and Terra Cotta. They seemed hopelessly tiny seeds. I sprinkled them among cells in a tray directly on top of damp starter mix. Then I loosely draped plastic wrap over the trays to keep them moist. Kept the trays 24/7 under my CFL light combo (one large CFL bulb, each, of red vs blue spectrum). In about two weeks there were seedlings galore. I also bought three Celosia Spicata plants online, Kelos Purple, and am saving seed from those to see if they'll grow. |
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