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Celosias growing but will not bloom!

Posted by ktaylo20 East Tn (My Page) on
Sat, May 31, 14 at 12:31

My celosia is growing well but where are the flowers?
I collected seeds from a yellow celosia plant last year and for the first time, have started my own from seed this year. After transplanting them to containers, they took off growing, BUT there hasn't been one bloom on any of the three I planted.. So... I'm reaching out to the cyber world for help..
Does anyone have any thoughts about why my celosia plants haven't blossomed yet? They are growing very well but it is only foliage, no flowers.
I started them from seed in late February and they've been in pots for over 60 days. It's now the May 31st..
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
-Knoxville, Tn Gardener

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RE: Celosias growing but will not bloom!

Well, after 5 days of no responses or follow ups, ironically my question answered itself. One of my celosia plants has started to bloom!! I'm excited now to see this.. Due to the size of my plant, I have a feeling it is going to explode with huge blossoms!!
So... Although I'm a little disappointed in what seems to be a dead "forum", I hope this question and self answered concern serves someone well one day when they too are wondering the same thing I did..
In all, I started celosias from seed, they grew very well, but they took WAY longer than the typical "days till flowering" given by most celosia seed data. My yellow celosia plants took over 90 days to start flowering.. So if you've started from seed, it could take 3 months before you plants start flowering.. Atleast mine did.
-Guess it's not well thought of to have a 2way conversation with yourself so I'll quit with my own and the only follow up to my original post.
Have a nice day .. Me! :)

RE: Celosias growing but will not bloom!

I didn't but just now see your query ... But I'm glad you answered yourself... Happened to me too a few times. Patience is a gardeners' best friend, sigh....

RE: Celosias growing but will not bloom!

Do you have a picture of them flowering? They are very interesting plants. Look up fasciation.

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