Celosia spicata ‘Ruby Parfait’

Celosia spicata ‘Ruby Parfait’ on 8-4-12, #113-13.

Celosia spicata ‘Ruby Parfait’

I bought my Celosia spicata ‘Ruby Parfait’ seeds from Johnny’s Selected Seeds in the spring of 2012. I really liked these and saved seeds. They grew to about 3 feet tall by the end of the season and flowered right until the end. The butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees really love them. They are a great summer performer and don’t mind the heat at all.

Celosia spicata ‘Ruby Parfait’ on 6-19-12, #101-6.

The description of the Celosia spicata ‘Ruby Parfait’ said they have “arrow-shaped” spikes that grow 2-3″ long.

Celosia spicata ‘Ruby Parfait’ on 7-3-12, #107-39.

They perform best in full sun where they grow anywhere from 2-3 feet in height. Their flowers are a vivid reddish pink that fade toward the bottom of the spike as they grow longer. 

Celosia spicata ‘Ruby Parfait’ on 9-24-12, #119-10.

I know the above photo isn’t that good. I had to borrow a friend’s camera for a while and I didn’t realize the setting wasn’t right. Anyway, you can tell clearly after several months, the “arrow-shaped” description of the flowers does not apply. They grow longer, up to 6+ inches and the spikes are loaded with hundreds of flowers.

Ummm…

I saved seeds from the Celosia ‘Ruby Parfait’ in 2012 so I could plant them in Missouri in 2013, but as I mentioned in the Celosia spicata ‘Cramer’s Amazon’ page, they cross-pollinated. SO, when the seeds came up, the seedlings had bi-color leaves… BUT, just look at those flowers!!!

Celosia spicata ‘Ruby Parfait’ on 7-12-14, #231-33.

When I planted seeds in 2014, I used seeds I knew were pure. I didn’t take any photos of them after this photo. They did very well but I didn’t save any seeds. SO, someday I will have to buy again.

I really liked the Celosia spicata ‘Ruby Parfait’ for their garden performance and bright flower color.

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