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Celosia argentea plumosa-Cockscomb flowers pictures

Celosia argentea plumosa or Cockscomb flowers are bold garden accents.
The vividly colored flower are arranged in spikes to resemble a plume of feathers, some upright flowers like ostrich plumes, others are crested, resemble rooster combs.
The long lasting flowers come in scarlet, yellow, pink rose, apricot, orange, purple, salmon and cream.
Celosia plumosa flowers bloom from early summer to late fall.
Celosia Argentea Plumosa-Cockscomb flower macro photo
Cockscomb flowers are beautiful cut flowers, very effective in borders, edging, beddings and can be dried for winter.

Celosia plumosa - Cockscomb flowers among hot chilly plants

10 comments:

Kathy said...

I have always thought these flowers were a little funky looking but the first picture shows how really beautiful it is.

To further our camera discussion, before December all I ever used was a Canon Power Shot SD 780 IS. It's a great little camera, not too expensive, and fits in your pants pocket or in a shirt pocket.

Lui said...

Maia, this is so rare. For me that is. I'll try to find one like that in my place!

Mama Zen said...

Those are really pretty!

Judy said...

You have answered a question I have had since last summer! Thank you! I am familiar with the cockscomb flowers that are spiky and upright, but not the bushier ones! I agree about the bold splash of colour, and the unusual shapes make them even more interesting!!

Jama said...

Lovely flowers, but that yellow chillies caught my eyes as I love eating chillies- the hotter the better.

SquirrelQueen said...

The colors are so bright and beautiful, great photos Maia. Celosia adds so much color to a garden, I need to plant some this year.

Ann said...

flower of my childhood, my grandpa used to grow them. In Singapore, duringChinese New year, this is a popular flower.

Maia, I can't link my post again.

Ebie said...

The cockscomb flowers are beautiful. I love the variety of its colors.

Lrong said...

Greetings from Japan...
Fascinating blog this is... shall be back for me...

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

This plant grows here in summer and has always fascinated me - it does not look quite like a flower!

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