Celosia argentea var. spicata ‘Xantippe’ (Spike Celosia) [25 Seeds]


Germination Information: Sow the seeds indoors (about 1/4″ deep) under lights in warm conditions in early to mid-spring. Or, sow directly in your garden around your last frost date. You’re likely to find self-sown seedlings the following year.

The last time I started ‘Xantippe’ from seed (2021), I sowed indoors under lights on a heat may on March 16, and germination began on March 21. The plants began flowering in early June.

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‘Xantippe’ spike celosia (Celosia argentea var. spicata or C. spicata) plants have a dense, bushy habit, with silvery pink spikes at the tip of each stem. Reaching 24 to 30 inches tall, they look terrific near the front to middle of a border, along a path, as a low annual “hedge,” or in a mixed container planting. ‘Xantippe’ works well as a cut or dried flower for bouquets and arrangements too. Full sun. Annual.

Harvested starting in early July 2021. At least 25 seeds.

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