Silver cock's comb
Silver cock's comb,Silver cockscomb,Celosia Plumosa,Cockscomb,Cockscomb Celosia,Fairy Fountain,Feathered Amaranth,Woolflower
Herbs, annual. Stems erect, to 1 m, glabrous. Leaves: petiole 1–3 cm; blade unlobed, ovate, lanceolate, or nearly linear, 8–15 × 1–6 cm, base tapering, apex long-acuminate. Inflorescences dense cylindric or ovoid spikes, units 13–20 mm diam. Flowers: tepals silvery white or pinkish, 3-veined, 6–8 mm, scarious, translucent; style elongate, 4 mm, indurate and exserted at maturity; stigmas 3. Utricles 4 mm. Seeds 3–8, 1.5 mm diam., smooth, shiny. 2n = 72.
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Annual, Erect annual herb, 0.4–2 m. tall, simple or much branched with the branches ascending.
Terminal, spicate cymes, heavily bracteated, fasciated, cristate, of carentoid pigments of bold red to yellow.
Capsule ovoid or subglobose, 3–4 mm. long.
How to Grow
Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day), Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)