Wheat type Celosia (Celosia argentea) This section contains pictures of different wheat varieties of Celosia. A tender perennial grown as an annual.
|Annuals, Perennial Tender, Site author's observations
|average to slightly dry, never wet or soggy
|Soil & Site
|tolerates heat, lower limits around 40 F, in zone five best not planted until the weather warms up around the end of May. The variety "Flamingo Purple" seems to tolerate the colder fall better than other types.
|spires of soft flowers in colors of red, gold, yellow and orange, flowers can be dried
|In general will reach about 3 feet. By pinching in late May the height can be cut down by a third or more.
|will reseed freely, deadheading
|easy from seeds
|Celosia is derived from Greek meaning burning referring to the brilliant color of the flowers. AKA: Celosia Enterprise White, Celosia Spiky Pink, Celosia Flamingo Purple,
|Although not having the large bright colorful flowers of the "Plume" type Celosia, these are still worth growing.
|Notes & Reference
|#51-Armitage's Manual of Annuals, Biennials, and Half-Hardy Perennials (Alan Arimitage)