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Celosia

Botanical Name
Celosia argentea var. cristata, Celosia argentea var. plumosa, Celosia argentea var. spicata
Hardiness
Zones 10 to 11, grown as annual elsewhere
Height
6 to 36 inches
Width
8 to 20 inches
Flowers
Summer to frost: red, yellow, gold, orange, pink, purple; plume type (plumosa), crested type (cristata), wheat type (spicata)
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well drained to dry
Planting & Care
  • Space plants 6 to 8 inches apart for smaller varieties and 8 to 20 inches apart for larger varieties
  • Heat and drought tolerant
Problems
Stem rot and leaf spot in poorly drained soils, mites
Varieties
  • Apricot Brandy - 1981 AAS winner
  • Castle Series - 14", weather tolerance, 1990 AAS winner
  • Celosia argentea plumosa 'Fresh Look Red' - 12-18", red plumes, AAS Winner
  • Celosia argentea plumosa Fresh Look Yellow - AAS Winner, yellow plumes, 12-18"
  • Flamingo Series - wheat type, tall
  • Pink Candle - wheat type, short
  • Asian Garden - bright pink wheat type flowers on sturdy stems with good branching, AAS Winner

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