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Celosia argentea

Feather Celosia, Cockscomb
Annuals
Classification Scientific Name: Celosia argentea
  Common Name: Feather Celosia

Cockscomb
  Family: Amaranthaceae
  Location Index: HG14
  Suggested Use: beds & borders

cutflowers
     
Plant Plant Type: annual
  Plant Form: upright
  Height: 6 - 36 inches
  Spread: 6 - 12 inches
  Bloom Period: summer
  Flower Color: yellow, pink, orange, red
  Flower: waxy, convoluted plumes resemble rose-combs on roosters
  Foliage Texture: medium
  Foliage: simple, linear to lanceolate leaves

foliage and stems are green flushed with red
     
Environment Native Range: Asia

Africa
  Sun Requirement: light shade
  Water Requirement: medium
  Soil: well-drained
  Heat Tolerance: medium
     
Care Liabilities: root rot
Celosia argentea

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