Celosia, Cockscomb, Feathered Amaranth, Plume Plant 'Fresh Look Red'

Celosia argentea var. plumosa

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Celosia (se-LO-see-uh) (Info)
Species: argentea var. plumosa
Cultivar: Fresh Look Red
Additional cultivar information:(Plumosa Group; Fresh Look Series)

Category:

Annuals

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Light Shade

Foliage:

Smooth

Velvet/Fuzzy

Foliage Color:

Burgundy/Maroon

Orange/Apricot

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Hollywood, Florida

Miami, Florida

Pensacola, Florida

Sebastian, Florida

Alto, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

Bridgeview, Illinois

Mackinaw, Illinois

Nashville, Indiana

Louisville, Kentucky

Benton Harbor, Michigan

Pinconning, Michigan

Purvis, Mississippi

Mercer, Pennsylvania

Clarksville, Tennessee

Franklin, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Dallas, Texas

El Paso, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Leander, Texas

Spring Branch, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Mc Lean, Virginia

Seattle, Washington

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
2
neutrals
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 16, 2020, YeeFam from Leander, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Originally box store plants and we grew them in a container.

The plants self-seeds and started to spread in the garden. They are doing well - just don't let the soil dry out.

We are in zone 8a/8b (Central Hill Country Texas) and they will die back in the winter.

They seem to be free from fungus and not bothered by insects - for us - low maintenance.

Neutral

On Dec 1, 2009, Kell from (Zone 9b) wrote:

'Fresh Look Red' is part of the Fresh Look cultivars due to its ability to look "fresh" all season long. It was a 2004 Gold Medal and Flower Award AAS winner.

Neutral

On Apr 6, 2008, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Botanica Encyclopedia
Celosia, Cockscomb, Chinese Woolflower
This genus of erect annuals, perennials and shrubs in the amaranthus family contains 50 or more species from warmer parts of Asia, Africa and the Americas, but only one (Celosia argentea) is widely cultivated as a bedding annual and for cut flowers. It has evolved in cultivation into several different forms, hardly recognizable as belonging to the one species. It has simple, soft, strongly veined leaves; the variation is almost wholly in the structure of the heads of the small flowers, which have undergone proliferation and deformation in the two major cultivated races.
Cultivation: In cool climates celosias are treated as conservatory plants, or planted out for summer bedding after raising seedlings under gl... read more

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