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Common Name: Cockscomb      Latin Name: Celosia cristata      Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
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Celosia cristata

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Category: Annual
Genus: Celosia
species: cristata
Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
Size Description:
Height x width: Some dwarf strains are no more than 6 inches tall; old-fashioned bedding strains are about 2 feet tall.
Growth habit: Upright.
Foliage: Alternate, simple, ovate-lanceolate to 2 inches long, strongly veined
Flowers: Celosia has evolved into numerous forms, including the Cristata group with bizarre wavy crests of fused flower stalks in a range of hot colors and the Plumosa group with erect, plume-like heads (see below) that are also available in many colors. Differences among groups occur in the structure of the heads of the small flowers, which have undergone proliferation and deformation. Blooms from early summer to fall.
Culture: Heat tolerant; grow in full sun and well-drained soil
Pests and problems: Leaf spots, stem rot
Uses: Bedding plant, cut flower, dried flower
Propagation: Seed
Cultivars: ‘Fresh Look Yellow’; an AAS winner
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
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Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Civic Garden Center 2715 Reading Rd Cincinnati OH 45206
Specimen: 35
Celosia cristata Celocia_cristata_sign.JPG
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Flower of Celosia cristata
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Celosia cristata
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Celosia cristata
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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