AAS WINNER DETAILS
Winner Type: National
Variety Name: Asian Garden
Common Name: Celosia
Type: Flowers from Seed
Breeder: Murakami Seed Co., Ltd.
Close Market Comparison: Flamingo
Duration Type: Annual
Hardiness Zone/Hardy to Zone: Zone 9
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Dry to normal
Dead Heading Recommended: No
Staking Required: No
Foliage Color: Dark green
Plant Habit: Upright
Plant Height: 31-40 inches
Bloom Time: Late spring, summer to frost
Bloom Color: Rose
Bloom Color Pattern: Solid
Bloom Size: Diameter 0.6 inches length 1.5 inches
IN THE GARDEN
Pollinator Friendly: Yes
Weather Tolerance: Drought, heat
Garden Spacing: 12-15 inches
Medium Height Divider: Yes
Cut Flower: Yes
Dried Flower / Everlasting: Yes
HOW TO GROW
Use a good draining soil mix with slow-release fertilizer. Be careful not to let roots dry out until the plants are established.
Jeni Cullen, Eden Park, Cincinnati, OH –
I planted ‘Asian Garden’ in a bed by the parking lot during a very hot and dry summer. This plant loved the neglect and bloomed profusely all summer long until we got multiple frosts. It was a colorful welcome to visitors entering the gardens.
Hayden Shuping –
This Celosia is very easy to grow and has a very long bloom time, although it is an extremely prolific seeder. I planted a row in the back of the AAS Winner bed for added height in 2018 and mulched the bed well for winter after I had pulled out everything. After planting the new plants for the 2019 season, I have seen that anywhere the soil was disturbed where the new plants were planted there are countless Celosia seedlings coming up around the base of each and every plant that was in the area of the Celosia last year. This makes for a lot of work weeding. I will not be planting this Celosia again due to the prolific seeding nature. Would work great if that is what you are looking for.
AAS Display Garden- River Valley Master Gardeners –
Asian Garden Celosia quickly filled in the spaces planted and added texture to the garden.
It has an attractive pink-red color and was a pollinator favorite. It did well in Zone 6a garden.