I planted all this Celosia 'Intenz' as 4" single stalk seedlings in the back garden this spring. They self-seed year to year. I literally gathered them from the paver cracks (that's how persistent they are) to make this border.
All summer long I cut them back to encourage shorter, multiple-branching bushes. Left alone they want to grow straight to heaven on a single stalk. I'm telling you, I snipped these guys constantly until they started budding in August.
My plan for sorta-kinda worked. No question they ARE bushier and shorter than past years. Still, they are 5-6' tall. They are SO easy in a sunny spot and they don't require more than rainfall. Pollinators swarm them.
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