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The celosia caracas is a very versatile plant with an unusual, yet elegant, shaped flower that can display quite a lot of different shapes, sizes and vibrant colors. This flower is often referred to as a cockscomb and is a more popular term used by gardeners due to its appearance.
This species comes in giant size as well as dwarf sizes, but most of them generally average around two to three feet when they are fully mature. This plant has a unique physical characteristic; displaying feather-like, fluffy, floral plumes that have a mystical quality, blowing in the wind with even the slightest breeze. They are light and airy and just scream springtime
They tend to flourish best in a sunny, bright area and prefer a well drained soil.
The plant is, however, fairly tolerant of a variety of soil types. To reap the most rewarding physical results, you should plant these in groups rather than by themselves.
The celosia caracas, like most plants, should be planted after the last frost of the cold season.
They are highly recommended for flower beds
and for use as borders, but they can be grown in garden troughs and
containers. These plants are relatively pest and disease free, which
makes them ideal for even a beginner gardener.
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