Celosia is also known as "Cockscomb " and "Woolflower".  They are noted for their brilliant plumes of flower.  Celosia do well in borders and as edging.  They cannot handle frost. 

Position:      Full Sun in a rich soil with lots of compost and well drained.

Spacing:    20 - 30cm

Disease and pests:

Celosia don't suffer too much from disease and pests although occasionally aphids can be found on the leaves and stem.  Treat with a suitable insecticide.


Feed with a general fertilizer once to twice a month.  Celosia like a slightly moist soil.  Pinch off the first flowers to promote branching and more thicker flowers. 

Colours Available:

Mix, red, yellow, and orange.