CELOSIA or COCKSCOMB

A. Largely grown in the greenhouse, in warm districts they sometimes make a good show out of doors, their feathery crimson, scarlet or yellow plumes on 2 ft. plants giving variety to the border. Sow under glass in winter, pot off singly and plant out in June, in leaf mould and sand. Keep moist and give weak liquid manure occasionally.

GELSIA CRETICA A good back-of-border specimen to about 4 ft. which can be started from seed sown in warmth under glass and given plenty of room in soil of average fertility. The yellow blossom appears in July and has a brightness which makes it distinctive. Increase by cuttings struck in the greenhouse and taken from young wood.

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