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Celosia, Cockscomb 'Amigo Mahogany Red'

Celosia argentea var. cristata

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Celosia (se-LO-see-uh) (Info)
Species: argentea var. cristata
Cultivar: Amigo Mahogany Red
Additional cultivar information:(Cristata Group)

Category:

Annuals

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy

Foliage Color:

Orange/Apricot

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Maroon/Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

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:

Bolingbrook, Illinois

Jackson, Mississippi

Page, North Dakota

Cincinnati, Ohio

Humble, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 6, 2003, janetplanet from Saint Petersburg, FL wrote:

This plant I put in a pot and is adding a nice contrast in my garden with little care even though it's in partial shade. Surprisingly though, it wilts at the first sign of cold! Anything less than 60! Good thing I left it in the pot, to take in when needed.

Positive

On Jun 16, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

I'm not a big Celosia fan, but this one is enough to convert me, I think. Petite plants have crinkly, dark purple-green leaves, with an intense red velvet "crest" nestled on top. I first saw a photo of this plant in Elisabeth Sheldon's The Flamboyant Gardener (where it was mislabeled as 'Jewel Box Red'.)

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