Wheatstraw Celosia (Spicata Group)
Celosia argentea var. spicata 'Flamingo Feather'

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Celosia (se-LO-see-uh) (Info)
Species: argentea var. spicata
Cultivar: Flamingo Feather

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Pale Pink

Pink

Pale Green

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Beverly Hills, Florida

Brooksville, Florida

Daytona Beach, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida (2 reports)

Winterville, Georgia

Davenport, Iowa

Gonzales, Louisiana

Pinconning, Michigan

Perryville, Missouri

Port Norris, New Jersey

Bloomfield, New Mexico

Elephant Butte, New Mexico

Averill Park, New York

Andrews, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Greensboro, North Carolina

Columbus, Ohio

Mohrsville, Pennsylvania

Dripping Springs, Texas

Norfolk, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Sep 7, 2011, Cris316 from Port Norris, NJ (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is a great filler shrub, the flowers are plentiful and a deep rich color. On the negative side despite all my efforts to weed out the literally hundreds of volunteer seedlings I just couldn't keep up pulling them all out. (these all from a solitary bush planted in 2010). It also seemed to really like my poor soil and grew well over 5' in some areas when it was only supposed to reach 3', so it really messed up my garden plans.

Positive

On May 9, 2007, timrann from Other
Mauritius wrote:

Very nice flower and also often seen in wild. It can reach 1.5 m or more. Seeds are tiny black and shiny.Very common in Mauritius and sometimes even considered as weed.

Positive

On Aug 1, 2006, jg48650 from Pinconning, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

This plant is very nice, and keeps blooming all summer long. New flowerheads will spring from the stem under the first flower. Some of my plants have four or five different flower heads. There are a lot of seeds produced by these plants. It also handles heat/drought better, as the flowers don't droop.