Red plumed cockscomb flower or Celosia argentea blossom

Celosia Plant Care

Colorful plumed cockscomb flower or Celosia argentea blossom

Celosia Plant Care.  Also called (cockscomb) they are considered a tender annual.  Freezing temperatures will kill them.  Great long lasting beautiful feather-like flower for your garden.  Most come in deep reds, dark orange, bright pinks, and lavender colors.  They do no like below freezing temperatures so plant after the last frost in your area.

Depending on the variety they will grow to about 4 to 8 inches in height and will spread about 5 inches.  Make sure to keep your soil moist during the hottest part of the season, but not always wet. They are susceptible to spider mites and aphids so keep your eye own on those insects.

Where to plant them?

Planting them in decorative pots will work as they will fill out and will give colorful flowers throughout spring and most of the early summer.  Plant them in masses for a great formal effect (see image below).  To extend the blooming season be sure to deadhead expired blooms.  Use them in full sun or partial shade.

 

Celosia Plant Care
Red plumed cockscomb flower or Celosia argentea blossom
Celosia Plant Care
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Fertilizing Celosia

Fertilize your Celosia plants about once per month.  A well balanced 20-20-20 mixture will work best and never let them dry out.

Celosia Plant Care

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