General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 4-6 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Crested form
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Trade name information:
Series: Amigo
Cultivar name: 'Amigo Red'
Common names
  • Cockscomb (Cristata Group)
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Celosia argentea
  • Synonym: Celosia argentea var. cristata

Photo Gallery
Location: Mount Bethel, PA
Date: 2014-10-10
So beautiful and LONG lasting.
Location: UGA Trial Gardens - Athens, Georgia, USA
Date: Summer 2009

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