You may have never even heard of this flower before, however, chances are good that you’ve seen it. It may look like an alien’s brain or a feathery plume, but this flower sparkles in rainbow hues all season from summer to fall.
The Celosia flower is part of the Amaranthaceae family. Plants that are part of this genus grow as the warm weather annuals in all growing zones.
You may be surprised to learn that there are about 60 species of celosia! Most garden varieties are members of the argentea and spicata species. These flowers are all similar in appearance with spike flowers, dense feathery plumes and gorgeous coral-like blooms. The celosia flower comes in vibrant colors like deep reds and bright purples. Commonly, celosia flowers have green foliage, however, some varieties have burgundy or bronze colored leaves!
At Atlantic Antigua, we have a variety of Celosia flowers, including Celosia Cristata and Celosia Feather.Posted: Wed Aug 24th 2016 12:20pm 5 years ago