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PlantFiles: Red Cockscomb, Chinese Woolflower (Childsii Group)
Celosia argentea var. childsii

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Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Celosia (se-LO-see-uh) (Info)
Species: argentea var. childsii

Synonym:Celosia childsii

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Category:
Annuals

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Burgundy
Dark/Black
Veined

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive melody On Mar 8, 2005, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Attractive all summer and quite easy to grow. I like these massed in big bunches, or in containers.

I start them from seed every year and they reward me with many wonderful care-free plants.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

La Puente, California
Spring Hill, Florida
Anna, Illinois
Mount Sterling, Illinois
Crescent, Iowa
Derby, Kansas
Benton, Kentucky
Eddyville, Kentucky
Mathiston, Mississippi
Houston, Texas
Nocona, Texas
Port Lavaca, Texas
Bumpass, Virginia
South Boston, Virginia



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