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Celosia argentea /Plumed Cockscomb

Celosia argentea  / Celosia argentea
Celosia featured as summer flowering bedding plant
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Celosia featured as summer flowering bedding plant

An old-fashioned variety of celosia

One of many of the improved varieties of celosia

Close-up of celosia flowers

Celosia's plumed flowers

Silver cockscomb

Bed of Silver cockscomb

New variety Silver cockscomb

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Scientific Name: Celosia argentea
Common Name: Plumed Cockscomb
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: Celosias thrive in full sunlight and a fertile, well-drained soil. Plants have a fast growth rate and produce bright, showy flowers in colors from almost white to deep red. They make good dried materials for indoor flower arrangements. Celosias have been growing in American gardens since 1767. Old standard varieties self-seed freely in second and third years. To preserve floral head, cut heads after fully mature, remove foliage, place in a brown bag, and hang upside-down in an attic or other warm, dry place for several weeks.