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PlantFiles: 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

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pale Green
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Cris316 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 timrann 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 jg48650 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.


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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