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

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

Synonym:Celosia childsii

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Mid Fall

Grown for foliage

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:

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.


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

La Puente, California
Brooksville, 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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