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Cockscomb Flower

Celosia Argentea Plumosa  • 

Photo: Cockscomb Flower

General description

 A showy annual plant whose blossoms could be best described as feathery or fluffy plumes and plumes up to 40 cm tall. Sturdy plants with green foliage fading to a dark bronze color - flower heads are extremely long lasting up to 8 weeks or more before fading and producing seeds.  

Plant requirements

Type: Annual (can live 1-2 years)

Sun: Full Sun

Maintenance

Little or no maintenance, water regularly.  

Practical use

Border, indoors/conservatory, containers

 

Properties

Height
1 - 40 cm
Color
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Soil type
Any
Loam
Sand
Sunlight
Full sun
PH
Acid
Alkaline
Neutral
Moisture
Well-drained
Moist but well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy