Flower, Amish Cockscomb

Celosia cristata
$2.99 to $8.25
SKU: 0834A
  • Organic
  • Annual plants grow to 12 inches
  • Fuzzy red flower heads
  • Great cut flower or bedding plant

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(Celosia cristata) Given to SSE by longtime members Orral and Joan Craig who discovered it growing in an Amish garden near Arthur, Illinois. Native to the tropics and introduced to Europe in the 1570s. Fuzzy red flower heads resemble the comb of a rooster. Annual, 12" tall.

Learn to Grow it

Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost

Germination: 7-10 Days

Plant Outdoors: 12-18” Apart

Light: Sun/Partial Shade



Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Plant out into average well-drained soil after the danger of frost has passed. Good cutting flower, fresh or dried.