How to grow Celosia (Cockscomb)

Latin Name Pronunciation: sih-loh'see-uh

This genus is made up of easy-to-grow, sun-loving annuals and perennials. Celosias have an upright growing habit and produce long-lasting blooms that make excellent cut flowers. They add texture and bright color to container gardens and beds, and are especially effective planted in groups.

Grow Celosia in full sun in moist, well-drained soil. Plants are heat tolerant, but require consistent watering to produce blooms throughout the summer and into fall.

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