|I think it's a celosia spicata, with upright flower spikes. Very very pretty plant It was sold as a potted annual this year in Massachusetts – I have the plant tag which just says Celosia "Black Caracas". I can’t find any date online other than a few pictures of what it does look like.
Checked the seed site – they referenced black oval seeds for celosia spicata but I am seeing nothing like that with my plant. I am seeing tiny beige, light brown ‘flecs’, a little bit thicker than hair width but I’m not sure if they are seeds.
Anyone have an idea? I would LOVE to collect them if i can?
Here is a link that might be useful: picture of Celosia Caracas
|My how pretty! I sure hope you can get seeds from it. |
Possibly they have not matured yet, though I would have thought that they would have. I would think they would be small black 'hard' seeds. Have the flower heads started to fade? Have you torn them all apart to the core of the bloom?
If you find them, I'd love some if you have any to trade. My list is in awful need of updating though.
|Nah, flower heads were faded when I took them off, and while I expect to have lost some seeds because the heads were on for a while, I am still thinking that there had to be...some... seeds.... there. Maybe they are sterile. I dunno. No black seeds tho. And since I'm not normally a fan of celosias, these are the first that I've grown so I have nothing to compare to. |
I may take some of the 'flecs' that I think are seeds and see if they will germinate. If so, I will keep you in mind!
Have you maybe asked about the seed over at Winter Sowing. There are a bunch of seed addicts over there, and maybe someone has grown it b4 from seed.
I sure hope it works out for you....(and me). I'm sure I could find something of interest for you.
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