Seed Exchange - Given to SSE by longtime members Orral and Joan Craig who discovered it growing in an Amish garden near Arthur, Illinois. Native to the tropics and introduced to Europe in the 1570s. Fuzzy red flower heads resemble the comb of a rooster. Annual, 12" tall.
Great cut flower or bedding plant
Plants grow to 12 inches
Fuzzy red flower heads
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Plant out into average well-drained soil after the danger of frost has passed. Good cutting flower, fresh or dried.
Sow seed indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost
Germination 7-10 days
Plant 12-18 apart
Full Sun to Partial Shade
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