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Celosia plumosa group 'Flamingo Feather'

Prince of Wales' feathers

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Key information

Plant type

Half-hardy annual

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Clive Nichols, copyright GAP Photos (154485)

Plant details

Once considered slightly eccentric annuals, the celosias are now trendy flowers whether in the garden or in a cut flower arrangement. This new variety has pointed feather-duster blooms, bicolored rose at the top, fading to pale pink. Seeds should be sown indoors in spring and young plants grown on until it's safe to put them outside in early summer. They'll flower for several glorious weeks if kept well fed and watered.

Family: Amaranthaceae

Genus: Celosia

Species: plumosa group

Cultivar: Flamingo Feather

Plant type: Half-hardy annual

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April


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