If there is a more colorful Celosia, it's hard to imagine how! 'China Town' has won Europe's top honor for seeds -- the Fleuroselect Quality Mark -- and now it's set to conquer America! These brilliant red blooms on red stems atop dark, deep purple leaves are so neon-bright they look freshly painted, yet they last from early summer into autumn on plants that are quite easy to grow! The seeds sprout in spring quite plain, with green leaves and nothing much to say for themselves. But as the warm weather of summer arrives and the buds begin to set, many things happen at once. The green vanishes in favor of a rich smoldering purple hue. The flowering stems turn red. And the buds burst into brilliant Chinese-lacquer red! Although 'China Town' only reaches 14 to 16 inches high and 8 inches wide, even a small planting makes a huge impact.
Flower Day at Park Seed Company is the heart of the South Carolina Festival of Flowers. It is the one day each year that Park Seed Companys professional horticulturists provide guided tours of their famous 9-acre Trial Gardens. Bring the entire family — and a camera — to experience first-hand more than 2,000 varieties of gorgeous plants at their peak!