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Cockscomb, Feather Celosia

Celosia argentea

The waxy, feathery plumes of cockscomb make a vibrant and unique statement as a Summer annual or as a part of cut-flower arrangements.

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Celosia argentea

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Celosia argentea Plant Information

Scientific Name: Celosia argentea
Common Name: feather celosia

Family: Amaranthaceae
Suggested Uses: annuals, beds & borders, cutflowers
Plant Form: upright
Height: 6 - 36 inches
Spread: 6 - 12 inches
Foliage: simple, linear to lanceolate leaves

medium-textured foliage

foliage and stems are green flushed with red
Flower: waxy, convoluted plumes in yellow, pink, orange, or red resemble rose-combs on roosters
Bloom Period: Summer
Sun: light shade
Water: medium water requirement
Soil: well-drained soil
Heat Tolerance: medium heat tolerance
Native Range: Asia

Pests & Pathology: susceptible to root rot

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