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Flower Spotlight: Celosia

written by Thalia October 9, 2017

In today’s Flower Spotlight feature, I am showcasing this out-of-the-box focal flower, Celosia! Known for its incredible texture and unusual style. We offer both Coxcomb and Feather varieties in numerous striking colors.  Our Coxcomb Celosia has a fan-shaped bloom with velvet frills. On average, the bloom size is 3-5 inches and has a stem length of 30 inches long. The Feather variety is just as unique, its multiple laterals create a feathery-like look and have a soft touch too!  Its average stem length is 18 inches long and it can last up to five days. Celosia has a seasonal availability so be sure to keep an eye on our product calendar. Celosia can be used in bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, and corsages. These coral-like flowers blend fabulously with Garden Roses, Billy Balls, Protea, Snapdragons and the list goes on.  Scroll on for some inspiration and instructions on how to care for these unique blooms.


Sources: Bridal bouquet with golden Feather Celosia, Dark red Celosia with Anemones centerpiece, Protea bridal bouquet, Rustic orange bridal bouquetCelosia and Snapdragons arrangement, Bridal bouquet with Hydrageas, Standard and Feather Celosia boutonniere, Bouquet with Feather and Standard Celosia, and Berry-hued bouquet with Dahlias.

To care for Celosia, simply follow the instructions below:

  1. Open your box of flowers and inspect. *
  2. Ensure that your flower buckets are clean and disinfected.
  3. Fill the buckets with at least 4 inches of fresh, cool water. If you have flower food follow the instructions on the packet to prepare your water.
  4. Remove flowers from box by cutting any straps.
  5. Remove any flower bunch packaging material, including plastic sleeve and/or newspaper.
  6. Cut stems diagonally under running water with sharp scissors to desired length.
  7. Immediately after cutting, place the stems in the prepared buckets.
  8. Allow flowers at least 4 hours to hydrate well. Flowers may take up to 12 hours to properly hydrate.
  9. Keep flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat.
  10. Change water every 24 hours to keep flowers fresh. Assure that your flowers have sufficient water. The flowers will drink an exceptionally large amount of water upon arrival.

* If upon first inspection, you foresee a problem with your flowers, do not proceed processing your flowers.  Leave the flowers intact in the box and call us immediately to 1.877 50 ROSES (507-6737).

For more inspiration check out our {Video} DIY Tutorial: Color Block Bouquet!  

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