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Plume Cockscomb Celosia argentea var. plumosa

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
seh-LO-see-ah ar-jen-TEE-ah ploom-OH-sah
Description

Good cut flower; prefers rich, moist, well-drained soil but tolerates poor, dry soil; easy to grow; rain and high humidity will cause flowers to rot. This plant is frequently damaged by deer.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Apricot Brandy'
  • 'Forest Fire'
'Apricot Brandy', 'Forest Fire'
Tags:
#wilson mg plant sale 2021
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Apricot Brandy'
  • 'Forest Fire'
'Apricot Brandy', 'Forest Fire'
Tags:
#wilson mg plant sale 2021
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Celosia
    Species:
    argentea
    Family:
    Amaranthaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Africa
    Edibility:
    Leaves, Young Shoots, and Oils
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 5 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9b, 9a, 10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Good Dried
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Irregular
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Cutting Garden
    Edible Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Mass Planting
    Small groups