Dragon’s Breath Celosia has been the talk of 2015! With it’s extra large plumes of fiery red and reddish-green foliage, it will burn brightly in any landscape or patio container. This is the perfect plant for hot, humid climates and the person who might forget to water regularly. In fact, the more neglect the more the bloom power! The less fertilizer the better! Too much will cause the leaves to lose their red tint and return to plain green. The color is strong and won’t fade in the heat of summer. Dragon’s Breath Celosia provides flower beds and borders eye-catching color from mid-summer to early fall and require minimal care. Flower plumes resemble a tongue of dragon’s fire in both color and shape.
Spacing: Plant 12” to 16” apart.
Height: Grows 20″ to 24″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun.
Outstanding Features: The flower plumes can be dried for flower arrangements. Industry Choice Award at Cultivate ’15.
Tips: Plants are heat tolerant but regular watering is recommended.
Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Landscapes, Cut Flowers
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