Description

All 4 brilliant fresh looks for a very economical price

AAS Winner

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 using this economical mix of all 4 colors: red, yellow, gold, and orange.

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 colors are 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 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 new Gold. 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.

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Genus Celosia
Species plumosa
Variety Fresh Look Mix
Item Form Pack of 500
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Early Winter
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 500
Plant Height 12 in - 16 in
Plant Width 12 in - 16 in
Bloom Size 10 in
Additional Characteristics Flower, Long Bloomers, Direct Sow
Bloom Color Mix, Gold, Orange, Red, Yellow, Apricot
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Outdoor, Ornamental, Cut Flowers

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