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Diverse Celosia Shines in Garden and Vase

Green Circle Growers - Thursday, August 02, 2012

A florist favorite in fresh and dried flower arrangements, Celosia also shines in garden plantings. This showy summer annual blooms in three very distinct forms. Some varieties of Celosia are topped with elegant feathery plumes and can reach a height of 4 feet. So called “wheat” varieties bloom in more compact, upright spires shaped like stalks of wheat. The most unusual Celosias are the crested varieties that have a unique thick and twisting flower formation that resembles a rooster’s comb. It is from this variety that Celosia gets its common name, cockscomb. more