General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 16 to 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant

Common names
  • Cockscomb
  • Plume Plant
  • Feathered Amaranth
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Celosia argentea
  • Synonym: Celosia plumosa
Also sold as:
  • Celosia argentea var. plumosa

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  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Aug 23, 2020 10:36 AM concerning plant:
    This is a new series of cultivars of the Plume Cockscomb developed that are semi-dwarf, uniform, and compact that grow around 16 inches the most, to 24 inches. This series makes a good mass as a bedding annual. The leaves are green and the flowers red, yellow, orange, or pink.

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