Zinnas are annual plants, performing best in full sun with well-drained soil. Compact plants reach 14 inches in height, with medium green foliage. Profusion series plants are highly disease resistant, especially powdery mildew which plagues other zinnias.
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Celosia Kelos Candela Pink’: Judges called this celosia the “Energizer Bunny” because it just kept blooming! Its unique flowers are slender and upright, 10 to 15 inches tall, almost like a candelabra of tall, tapered candles. The bright pink color will brighten any garden or container.
Sarah Browning: Spring frost an unwelcome visitor
Celosias are annuals performing well in full sun or partial shade. Once established, they are tough plants tolerating dry conditions, heat, rain and wind, but plants bloom best with regular water and fertilizer. Kelos Candela Pink has strong stems so doesn’t need staking; they also don’t need deadheading to keep them looking neat, even though plants bloom from late spring through fall. Overall plant height is 25 to 30 inches, adding height to container plantings, but they also work well as mass plantings in ground beds. Celosia are a great addition to cutting gardens and perform well either fresh cut or dried.
One judge commented, “Totally deer resistant and tolerated high humidity and high temperatures into the 90s.”