Mammoth Magenta Celosia Seeds from Hudson Valley Seeds. Heirloom seeds & contemporary art, all in one pack! Illustrated by Denise Seavey.
John Gill has been farming in the Hudson Valley for decades, and for many years his farm has been delighting guests with this unique celosia. Grown from seed that was conveyed to him by relatives who brought it back from Mexico, this variety is very tall—up to six feet in height—and is plumed with bright magenta chenille-like, crested inflorescences that are so vivid they appear to glow, especially in the dim light of evening. The central blooms become magenta universes of bloom and growth (and, often, insect life), and the side shoots make wonderful cut flowers.