Sow indoors 6 -8 weeksbefore last frost date. Seedlings like heat and take 8-14 daysto germinate at 20 –27 degrees Celsius.Transplant outdoors to awell-drainedsunny location approximately two weeks after last frost.Celosia resents transplanting so handle gently and disturbthe roots as little as possible. Give plants some room, spacing about 30cm apart. Cut flowers when fully developed. To dry flower heads, hang upside down in an airy dark location. Plants willself-seedfreely.