This year I planted 3 different mixes: border, commercial, and pastel. I also ordered two single colors, white prosperity and old spice. I like how strong, tall, and large the glads are that I ordered in single color, so I think I might do more ordering of single colors and drop some of the mixes next year. These pictures are of my third planting of glads. I have two more later plantings that will get me through September. I tried to space the plantings out by two week intervals. I am so glad to have glads!!!
Okay, seriously, celosia is the best kept secret for cut flowers! This year we planted two different types: red flame (which is the cockscomb brain looking thing) and pampus plume. There are many different mixes and colors, so I am looking forward to adding a few new ones next year. I saw a bright orange plume at another farm I visited, and I fell in LOVE! Check it out http://www.harrisseeds.com/storefront/p-14067-celosia-sunday-mix.aspx
Celosia keeps going and going...I feel like I am in a sea of celosia. It lasts long, it adds brightness, and it just grows so well here that there is no reason to not grow just as much celosia as I do zinnias!