Need Info On A Flower Called Roosters Comb - Knowledgebase Question

Aurora, CO
Question by lasbery
February 7, 2003
I am trying to find so imformation on how to grow a flower from a seed.It's sometimes called a roosters comb or a cocks crown. Is that the proper name?? Larry


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Answer from NGA
February 7, 2003

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Cockscomb or Rooster's Comb are common names for an annual plant with the botanical name Celosia. Celosia is an upright plant bearing blossoms that look like tufts of chenille or brightly colored dusters. Seeds are easy to start. Indoors, start seeds now by sowing on the surface of moistened growing medium and barely covering with additional growing medium. Cover the pots or trays with plastic wrap to help hold in moisture and keep the seed starting trays in a warm place. (70-75F) Seeds will germinate in 6-14 days. Provide light after seedlings emerge and transplant out in the garden when the soil warms in the spring. Celosia will grow in full sun to light shade in ordinary, moist garden soil. Enjoy!

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