Collecting Seeds from a Cockscomb Plant

June 06, 2024



Photographer: Menashe Davidson   
Summary Author: Menashe Davidson

Celosia is known for its unique and eye-catching inflorescence that resembles a rooster's comb, hence the common name Cockscomb. The collaboration between a gardener and celosia must involve meticulous care and attention to detail. However, collecting seeds from a cockscomb plant is a rather straightforward process:

  1. Identifying seed-ready flowers. Wait for the flowers to mature and dry out on the plant. The flower heads will transform from vibrant colors to a brownish hue. This indicates that the seeds are likely ready for harvest (top photo).
  2. Cut the dried flower heads from the plant.
  3. Place the cut flower heads in a container to complete the dryness and to collect any seeds that might fall (bottom photo).
  4. Crumble or rub the heads between your fingers to separate the seeds from the dried flower.
  5. Collect seeds and keep them in a dry place until you're ready to sow.

It's a joy to admire the colors and shapes of cockscomb flowers in your garden that you planted from seed. 

Rishon Lezion, Israel Coordinates: 31.95, 34.8

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