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Kelos® Fire Red Celosia

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 12 - 18 Inches
  • Mature Spread 12 - 15 Inches
  • Growing Zones 10 - 11
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

A true red plant for late summer containers and garden beds, Kelos® Fire Red Celosia or Cockscomb will light up tired and overgrown mixed planters just as the heat of summer sets in. The Kelos® line of Celosia spicata handles heat and humidity beautifully while producing loads of flower spikes up to the first frost in fall. The large, green leaves provide a fresh backdrop for flowers that never seem to stop blooming. 

Celosia is an easy annual plant, perfect to grow in mixed seasonal planters for a full and almost tropical look. Kelos® Fire Red is heat tolerant, pest and disease resistant, and rarely browsed by deer. Any damage to the foliage or flower buds regrows quickly. The vertical profile of Fire Red Celosia makes it an ideal thriller plant for planters, window boxes, and hanging baskets planted with smaller bedding annuals. Try growing it in a sunny garden border to fill in empty spots where spring and early summer perennials have finished blooming. Plant it at the front of a bed or along a walkway where the fluffy flowerheads can be enjoyed up close.

Kelos® Fire Red Celosia Care

Cockscomb enjoys full sun and well-draining soil. In a garden bed, add organic compost to the soil at planting or add a 2-inch layer of mulch to help the soil retain moisture longer between waterings. Container-grown plants thrive in an all-purpose peat-free potting mix that has added perlite to keep the soil lightweight but still moisture retentive. 

Apply a diluted liquid fertilizer at 2-3 week intervals throughout the growing season. Choose a formulation specifically made for blooming outdoor plants. Seaweed and fish emulsion products are good organic choices. Deadhead spent flower spikes regularly to encourage further blooming of your Kelos® Fire Red Celosia.

Cockscomb is a short-lived, tender perennial in USDA zones 10-11. In colder areas, it can grow indoors during the winter, although its lifespan is short. Celosia requires direct sun from a south-facing window or dedicated grow lights for up to 12 hours a day. Reduce watering to once a week and stop fertilizing in winter. 

Kelos® Fire Red Celosia Spacing

Kelos® Celosias are small but sturdy plants that reach 18 inches tall and 15 inches wide. Space plants about 10-12 inches apart, center on center, when planting them in large groups as bedding plants. A pot with at least a 14-inch diameter will comfortably hold 3 plants evenly spaced. 

Kelos® Fire Red Celosia Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10 - 11
Plant Type: Annuals
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 12 - 18 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 - 15 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 15 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Description: Red Shades
Bloom Period: Spring to Fall
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: N/A
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Containers
Features: Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Kelos Fire Red Celosia
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Celosia spicata 'Fire Red'
SKU:
CELFR123

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations