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Wheat Celosia Deeringia spicata 'Flamingo Feather'

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Previously known as:

  • Celosia spicata 'Flamingo Feather'
Description

Wheat Celosia is a dense herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth in the Amaranth family.  It's multiple showy blooms reach up to 4 feet tall providing a long season of blooms They are great as a cut or dried flower also. They withstand the fall weather to provide structure in a winter garden. 

The foliage is dense to the ground and its narrow leaves remain green all season. It prefers rich soils in full sun and tolerates a variety of pHs and drought once established. It is intolerant of standing water. 

Wheat Celosia works well planted in mass, along borders or in containers as the center "thriller".

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#fall flowers#container plant#nectar plant#cut flowers#winter interest#mass planting#hanging baskets#dried flowers#deer resistant#feathery#borders#mid-summer flowers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#fall flowers#container plant#nectar plant#cut flowers#winter interest#mass planting#hanging baskets#dried flowers#deer resistant#feathery#borders#mid-summer flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Deeringia
    Species:
    spicata
    Family:
    Amaranthaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts butterflies, deer resistant.
    Play Value:
    Wind Shimmer
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    It is tolerant of air pollution and thrives in urban environments.  It is resistant to damage by deer.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Good Dried
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Long narrow bloom spikes of rose pink shading to silver-white at the base. Feathery spikes or plumes appear from early summer to mid-fall. Flowers get larger over time so cut them when they are at the desired size but before they go to seed. Remove most of the foliage and blooms can last up to 2 weeks cut. Makes excellent dried arrangments.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are simple, entire, pinnate venation
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Pollution
    Urban Conditions