Arrabona red

Celosia plumosa

Arrabona red is a striking orange-red beauty with an outstanding garden performance and an exceptionally long flowering season. It’s tolerant to drought, loves the heat and is excellent for tropical, subtropical and continental climates. Compact, sturdy and well-branched plus being a low-maintenance plant making it an excellent variety for parks and landscaping use. Flowering time is from spring thru frost. Suited for pot size 10-13 cm/4-5 in, can be used to provide a splash of color in mixed containers for the patio. Arrabona red is a Fleuroselect Gold Medal award winning variety bred by Dr. Zoltan Kovacs from the NARIC Fruitculture Institute, Budapest.

Hem Genetics is appointed by NARIC as the exclusive producer and wholesale distributor. 

  • Brilliant scarlet-red flower spikes

  • Unaffected by heat and humidity, Arrabona red is a perfect landscape item in tropical, subtropical and continental climate conditions

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Life cycle: annual
Use: outdoor containers, pots and suitable for landscape beds and garden
Height in pot: 25 cm (10 in.)
Garden height: 35-40 cm (14-16 in.)
Garden spread: 25-30 cm (10-12 in.)
Seed count: 1.500 s/g, (42.525/oz)
Seed form: normal
Germination rate: 85%

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