Cockscomb seeds can be started indoors to get a jump start on the growing season. Cockscomb roots prefer not to be disturbed, so it's recommended to start the flower seeds in peat pots that can be transplanted right into the ground.
Press the flower seeds into the soil and lightly cover. Keep the flower seeds moist. For areas with a long growing season, Cockscomb seeds can be started directly outdoors in a prepared seedbed.
The soil must be 60F or warmer for germination to occur. Use an application of a balanced fertilizer every few weeks during the blooming season.
- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 3 - 10
- Height: 6 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer through fall
- Bloom Color: Orange
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.5 - 6.0
- Temperature: 70F
- Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Cover seed lightly with topsoil after sowing
- Sowing Rate: 2 -3 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seeds in the soil slightly moist but not wet
- Plant Spacing: 6 - 10 inches