Cockscomb (Celosia argentea 'Fresh Look Orange')

Botanical names:
Celosia argentea Accepted
Celosia plumosa Synonym

Also sold as:
Celosia argentea var. plumosa


Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 11, 2014 7:14 AM

This cockscomb has grown for me in a deck railing planter that got broiling Southern summer sun. No disease or insect problems. Humidity tolerant, drought tolerant and easy to collect and save the seed for the following year. The young leaves, shoots and young flowers can be cooked and eaten. It does need moderate moisture to thrive. I like this one a lot.

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