Coral Gardens Cockscomb

Coral Gardens Cockscomb Celosia

Celosia argentea var. cristata An extra-dwarf brain-type growing fairly large flowers on compact 10" plants. Blooms display a rich mix of red, crimson, rose, orange and gold with an almost neon glow. Includes some spectacular giant brain off-types of all colors. Sow indoors in peat pots 4 weeks before last frost. Too-early seeding and cold temperatures can cause premature flowering. Seedlings sensitive to both drying out and damping off; apply moisture evenly. Pinch off heads two weeks after transplanting to induce branching or leave one stalk for one larger bloom. Annual. ~1,200 seeds/g.

4943 Coral Gardens Cockscomb
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A: 0.5g for $1.70  
B: 3g for $3.40  
C: 15g for $7.70  
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Good for fresh bouquets and everlasting arrangements. From the Greek keleos, ‘blazing,’ a reference to their brilliance. Commonly appear in three groups, cristata (crested, fancifully known as brains), plumosa (plumed) and spicata (with spikes or pointed). All share blazing colors, furry textures and unusual shapes. Known as ji quan hua in China where both seeds and flowers are used for blood diseases, bleeding and urinary tract infections.

Culture: From the Southern Hemisphere, at their best in hot dry weather. Should germinate within 10 days at 72–80°.


All flowers are annuals except where noted. All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.

Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.