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Family: Amaranthaceae Genus: (se-LO-see-uh) ( Celosia Info) Species: argentea var. spicata Synonym: Celosia spicata 22 members have or want this plant for trade. Category: Annuals Height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) 24-36 in. (60-90 cm) Spacing: 12-15 in. (30-38 cm) Hardiness: Not Applicable Sun Exposure: Full Sun Danger: N/A Bloom Color: Pink Magenta (Pink-Purple) Violet/Lavender Bloom Time: Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall Mid Fall Foliage: Herbaceous Burgundy Smooth-Textured Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season Soil pH requirements: 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) Patent Information: Unknown - Tell us Propagation Methods: From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall From seed; direct sow after last frost Seed Collecting: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds Click thumbnail to view: By Crimson By Crimson By Monocromatico By Monocromatico By Kim_M By tubbss5 By tubbss5
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Positive zen_follower On Apr 9, 2010, zen_follower from Ludowici, GA wrote:
This plant comes from Africa, but is used widely in the Orient for hemorrhages, diarrhea, and also clears vision.
Positive tcs1366 On Sep 25, 2008, tcs1366 from Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:
I love this plant. I got the seeds in trade, probably not really knowing what it was -- the seeds were very easy to germinate. I used Direct and Winter Sowing methods with high germination rates.
In my garden, the red coloring really stands out. A real showy plant.
Does very well in drought conditions too. Mine gets full sun, and the only water it gets, is when it rains.
Seeds are easy to harvest.
Positive SeattleSun On Sep 17, 2005, SeattleSun from Seattle, WA wrote:
Wonderful straw-like flower when dried. Known as 'Flamingo Feather' in local nurseries (Seattle). Easy to collect seeds from or allow to reseed.
Positive onalee On Sep 30, 2003, onalee from Brooksville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
Easy to grow! Full Sun - many, many blooms! Very attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, etc. Foilage is as attractive as the flower. - verigated burgandy and green.
Neutral Crimson On Feb 1, 2003, Crimson from Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:
This is a Wheat Celosia, makes a good dried flower.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
North De Land, Florida Pembroke Pines, Florida Spring Hill, Florida Lizella, Georgia Ludowici, Georgia Marietta, Georgia Itasca, Illinois Algona, Iowa Greater Upper Marlboro, Maryland Amesbury, Massachusetts Foxborough, Massachusetts Warsaw, Missouri Annandale, New Jersey Garner, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina Carrollton, Texas Desoto, Texas Houston, Texas San Augustine, Texas Scenic Oaks, Texas Spring, Texas Petersburg, Virginia Bryn Mawr-skyway, Washington De Pere, Wisconsin