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CELOSIA argentea 'Amigo Neon Rose'

Image of Celosia argentea 'Amigo Neon Rose' (Cristata Group, AMIGO SERIES)

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Family

Amaranthaceae

Botanical Name

CELOSIA argentea 'Amigo Neon Rose'( Cristata Group, AMIGO SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Crested Cockscomb

Special Notice

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General Description

The colorful "brainy" floral crests of crested cockscomb are commonly used in annual borders and containers and make great cut flowers. The Amigo Series plants are dwarf, bushy annuals to short-lived perennials. The leaves are bright green and the cultivar Amigo Mahogany Red’s are purple-red. Amigo Series flower heads are huge, bracted flower clusters of red, magenta, neon rose, scarlet and yellow. Plant these ornamentals in sites with full sun, and average, well drained soil. Their dried flower heads may be used in everlasting arrangements.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • Sunset Zone

    5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Annual

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Width

    8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall

  • Native To

    North America, Central America, South America, Middle Africa, Asia, Central Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Very Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Red, Orange, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes