Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Celosia argentea plumosa
An annual reaching up to 4 x 1.5 ( record is 7 x 2 ) feet. Great for use in landscape borders and in pots.
The leaves, up to 6 x 2.5 inches, are luxuriant mid-green.
The plume-like flower inflorescences, up to 9 inches in length, are yellow, orange or red. The flowers are borne all summer long, often until autumn frost.
Thrives in full sun on just about any fertile, well drained soil. Prefers a warm site and is drought tolerant. Plant during spring after threat of frost has passed.

* photo taken on July 31 2011 @ Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park, NY

* photo of unknown internet source

* photo taken on Sep 14 2012 in Ellicott City, MD

* photo taken on July 17 2016 in Bayfield, Ontario

* photos taken on Sep 5 2016 in Laurel, MD

'Fairy Fountains'
Similar but dwarf in habit, reaching only 1 foot in height.

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