PlantsCelosia→Cockscomb (Celosia argentea 'Century Mixed')

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Celosia argentea Accepted
Celosia plumosa Synonym

Also sold as:
Celosia argentea var. plumosa

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

closer shot of mass at golf course

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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2020-08-21closer shot of mass at golf course
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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2020-08-21mass in big bed at the golf course
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Date: 2012-07-05
By Paul2032
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Date: 2013-08-08
By Paul2032
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Location: My gardenDate: August 2020Giant Cockscomb. 5’9” tall
By Luquick
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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Aug 23, 2020 10:36 AM

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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