Flamingo Celosia


Botanical Interests Packet

Also called Wheat Celosia, these colorful plants add a lovely vertical element to the flower border and make a statement when grown in a large container. The pretty, rosy-pink, soft flower spikes have a touchable appearance that nearly begs passersby to reach out and "pet" them! It is especially interesting to watch the bases turn silvery as they mature. Excellent cut flowers for fresh or dried arrangements. (approx. 200 seeds/pkt)

Botanical Name: Celosia spicata

Family: Amaranthaceae

Native: Exact origin unknown, possibly India

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive perennial, hardy in USDA zones 10 and warmer

Plant Dimensions: 24"–30" tall

Variety Information: 5"–8" rosy-pink, feathery flower spikes turn silvery near the base as the mature

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant

MFG Part Number: 1299