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celosia cockscomb Holland cat.I

Price range: 8 - 11 EUR / bunch 10 pcs | Market: MIN Rungis | Date: 2022-05-12


Celosia is a genus of about 45 species of herbaceous plants in the amaranth family (Amaranthaceae), native to tropical America and Africa. A number of species are cultivated as garden ornamentals, sometimes called wool flowers for their dense chaffy flower spikes that somewhat glisten.

Celosia argentea var. cristata (cockscomb or cockscombs) is a striking, crested annual that forms a mound of slender stems and plumes of fine, feathery foliage. The leaves are not very noticeable; the flower heads are the showy part of this plant. They form an erect crest at the top of long stems, which can be as tall as 2 to 3 feet. The flowers are an attractive pinkish bronze color, and the plant blooms from summer through fall.

Cockscomb celosia is a very popular ornamental plant, grown for its rather bizarre form and brightly colored flower heads. It has been widely cultivated since it was introduced into European gardens in the early 19th century, and a number of cultivars have been selected for garden use.

Celosia argentea var. cristata is hardy to USDA Zones 10 – 11. In colder climates, it is normally grown as an annual, but it can be overwintered with protection from frost. Propagation is by cuttings or seeds. This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit (confirmed 2017).

Celosia argentea var. cristata can be grown as a garden plant in most areas of the world, from USDA Zones 9 – 11. In cooler zones, it is usually grown as an annual and sown directly into the garden where it is to flower since they do not transplant well. In colder areas, they can be sown in pots or seed trays for growing under glass. Seeds should be sown thinly in good quality, well-drained compost, and covered with a very fine sprinkling of vermiculite. They can be grown under cover or outside in the full sun, although they do seem to flower best when they have been exposed to some cold weather. Cockscomb celosia doesn't have a long lifespan, so should be grown in sufficient quantities to ensure that there are always plants in flower.

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