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Celosia argentea var. cristata /Crested Celosia

Celosia argentea var. cristata   / Celosia argentea var. cristata
Four images showing different varieties of the crested type of celosia
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Four images showing different varieties of the crested type of celosia

Close-up of a thick, fleshy flower head

Close-up of a yellow variety of celosia

Pink flowers

Red crested floral head

Crested flower head and back side of colorful foliage

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Scientific Name: Celosia argentea var. cristata
Common Name: Crested Celosia
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
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: The so-called cock's comb. Flowers are good subjects for drying for arrangements. Many striking colors and sizes. Select a sunny site with well drained soil, preferably a raised bed for best performance. Among the easiest of the annuals to grow at a relatively low cost for large mass plantings. Few pests and requires relatively little maintenance.