Celosia: Wooster Cockscomb Seed Pack
CELOSIA (Celosia argentea var. cristata) (Flowers June-First Frost)—
50 Seeds per pack
"While living in Wooster, Ohio, we wandered down to the vibrant farmers’ market and a kind Amish woman had buckets full of this brilliant deep reddish Celosia variety that is very reminiscent of a rooster’s comb when grown in full sun. She kindly provided us with a few flowers and we dried them in the cabin we were staying at on Munson Knob. It is a tender annual. The seeds have followed us around ever since. This is a great bouquet flower that can be dried and will hold its color through the entire winter. The plant normally reaches a foot in full sun and three feet in shaded areas. Brings in bees, butterflies, and wasps." -Buffalo Seed Company
Locally grown, no chemicals, open pollination, no field irrigation, organic, locally adapting
The Buffalo Seed Company supplies growers in the Midwest with locally adapting horticulture and crop seeds to increase the resiliency and sustainability of our local food systems. The Company was launched by Matthew & Nancy Kost in October, 2018. Nancy is from the Altiplano of Bolivia and grew up growing quinoa, potato, and llamas in a resilient and sustainable system that predates the Inca Empire. She has since acquired a bachelor degree in agronomy from Earth University in Costa Rica, a Master of Science Degree in tomato breeding from The Ohio State University. Matthew is originally from Kansas City and has returned after obtaining a Bachelor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Kansas, a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Agroecology from The Ohio State University, and Postdoctoral degree in conserving amaranth and quinoa landraces in Peru. Matthew and Nancy have extensive farming experience throughout the Americas and have deep knowledge and wisdom of seeds, seed systems, evolution, ecology, and adaptation.