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Celosia caracas (Cockscomb)

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Time to maturity
1-2 years
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Botanical name: Celosia caracas

Other names: Cockscomb, Prince of Wales' feathers

Genus: Celosia

Species: C. caracas - C. caracas is a half-hardy annual. It has mid-green, ovate leaves and in summer, bears purple-pink flowers in fluffy spikes on leafy stems.

Celosia caracas is: Deciduous

Flower: Purplish-pink in Summer

Foliage: Mid-green in Summer

Habit: Bushy

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General care

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Celosia caracas (Cockscomb) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Indoor

Cultivation: Plant in rich, free-draining soil in a sunny position.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)

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