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Cockscomb

Celosia spp.

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Cockscomb Overview

Celosia is a genus of roughly 50 perennial species from subtropical and tropical regions in Asia, Africa and North, Central and South America. They are often grown as ornamental annuals, typically favoured for their plume-like inflorescences and attractive foliage. This genus is well-known by the Swahili name mfungu and the common name Cockscomb, it contains many edible species that are cultivated as food, particularly in India and Indonesia.

Common problems with Cockscomb

Pests only likely to be a problem under glass.

How to propagate Cockscomb

Seed

Special features of Cockscomb

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Cockscomb

Grown as annuals.

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Flowers to Sow or Plant Under Cover in March

Sow these seeds and pot up these tubers to get an early start on the year.

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