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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    A sturdy long-blooming annual, this impressive plant is ideal for the back of the border. Its bright flowers come in many colors, including hot pink, peach, deep rose, yellow, and red.

    Latin Name

    Celosia argentea var. cristata


    Family

    Amaranthaceae


    Type of Plant

    Annual

    Bloom Season

    July - October


    Seasons

    Summer
    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 5'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Flower Border
  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tollerances

  • Drought
  • Dry Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    India


    History

    John Custis of Williamsburg received cockscomb seeds from plantsman Peter Collinson of London in 1738.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

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