Celosia caracas require full sun when soil temperatures rise above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. They grow best when planted 10 to 16 inches apart to prevent overcrowding. Celosia caracus survive well in areas where heat and drought are common. Over-watering can lead to mites, leaf spots and stem rot. Celosia caracas is a sturdy, low-maintenance plant that grows in most types of soil.Know More
Celosia caracas are annuals, but they can be considered perennials in zones 10 through 12. They have vivid colors that range from cream to yellow to red, with a wide variety in between. The blossoms last through rain and wind and are a common addition to public gardens and parks. The flowers are often seen in cut and dried flower bouquets, where their color and velvet-like softness last for up to six months. The plants come in a range of sizes from dwarfs, which grow only 4 to 6 inches tall, to giants, which can reach over 3 feet in height.
The name celosia is Greek in origin and means burning, referring to the bright colors of the red, orange and yellow flowers, which can sometimes look like flames. Sometimes the celosia is referred to as cockscomb, as the flowers can resemble a rooster's comb.Learn more about Outdoor Plants & Flowers
Feather reed grass, or Calamagrostis x acutiflor, is a low maintenance perennial that is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 9, which have average minimum temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit. This cool season ornamental grass blooms in early summer with small flowers that fade to tan by autumn. Plants are typically 3 to 8 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide.Full Answer >
Parsley is a Mediterranean plant and grows there as a biennial, but due to cold winters in the United States, it is an annual that grows best in temperature zones 5 through 9 (minimum temperatures between 0 and 30 degrees Fahrenheit). There are two varieties: curly leaf and flat-leaf.Full Answer >
Planting guides for U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zone 7 provide advice regarding when to plant specific plants, flowers and vegetables in the zone, where the lowest temperatures range from 0 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Some planting guides offer month-by-month planting suggestions.Full Answer >
The ideal time to plant lettuce is in the spring or fall when temperatures range from 45 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. A gardener can start seeds indoors four to six weeks before the last frost of the season.Full Answer >