The cockscomb flower is an annual addition to the flower bed, generally named for the red variety similarly colored to the cock’s comb on a rooster’s head. Cockscomb, Celosia seeds cristata, traditionally grown in the red variety, also blooms in yellow, pink, orange, and white.
Grow Cockscomb Flower in the Garden
The cockscomb plant is versatile in height, but sometimes remaining as short as a few inches while others grow to a few feet. The irregular or improper growth habits of the cockscomb plant can lead to surprises in the garden. Although an annual flower, growing cockscomb reseeds freely and often supplies a wealth of plants for next year.
Here you Learn how to grow cockscomb and others of the cockscomb Celosia family for attractive specimens in the summer seasonal flower bed. Celosia can add color to a rock garden. Cockscomb Celosia used in indoor arrangements.
The cockscomb flower may also be a spiky little plant, fat growing in colors other than the vibrant red. This cockscomb plant is called plume celosia (Celosia plumosa).
The cockscomb flower plant is useful in garden borders or planted between taller plants in the garden to add a spike of color near ground level.