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Celosia spicata , Amaranth Celosia

Celosia spicata

Amaranth Celosia
Family: Amaranthaceae
Origin: Tropical Americas, Africa, or Asia
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Celosia spicata includes cultivars with slender, cylindrical pink or rose flowerheads which have a metallic sheen because the individual flowers are silvery-white at their bases. Celosia is an annual that is easily grown from seed. The dried flowerheads are excellent in dried arrangements where they retain their color and don't disintegrate all over the place.

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