Flamingo Celosia is a warm weather perennial flower that is native to Aldabra and Madagascar which is commonly grown as an annual in cooler climates. At maturity, this plant reaches the height of 32” and features an erect stem, lance-shaped green to purplish-red leaves, and narrow plume-like pink flower heads. This plant can be grown in a container, attracts bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and predatory wasps, and also has culinary and medicinal uses.
Species: Deeringia spicata
Cultivar: Flamingo Celosia
Also known as: Cockscomb, crested cock's comb, prince of Wales feather, prince feather, wheat celosia, and red fox.
Native to: Aldabra, Madagascar
Introduced into: Bangladesh
Ease of Growing: Easy
Grown as: Annual: 3-8
Maturity (Bloom): June to Frost.
Light: Full sun
Water: Medium. Consistently moist.
Soil Moisture: Medium. Well drained.
Attracts Beneficial Insects?: Yes. The flowers are visited by bees, wasps, butterflies, and occasionally hummingbirds.
Sow Depth: 1/8"
USDA Zone: 3-11
Produces: long stems of bi-colored rose and deep pink flower spikes.
Garden Uses: Mass or group in beds, borders or cutting gardens. Edging. Good fresh cut or dried flower. Containers.
Germination temperature: 65 F to 70 F
Days to emergence: 14 to 21
For dried flowers, simply remove the foliage and hang the flowers to allow them to dry.
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