Cockscomb

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    Celosia
    Cockscomb @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Cockscomb @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Cockscomb
Formal Name
Celosia cristata
Alias
Celosia
Habitat
Asia and Africa
Morph
non-cold-tolerant annual herb

Comment

What is Cockscomb

Cockscomb (scientific name: Celosia cristata) is a non-cold-tolerant annual herb in the family Amaranthaceae, native to Asia and Africa. It blooms in gardens throughout Japan. The stems are thick and the leaves are ovate and alternate in shape. Its name comes from the fact that the ears of the flowers resemble a chicken's crown.

Common name: Cockscomb, scientific name: Celosia cristata, Herb height: 15 cm (dwarf species) to native (60-90 cm) to 100 cm (tall species), Leaf shape: ovate capitate, Leaf inflorescence: alternate, Flower inflorescence height: 8-15 cm, Flower inflorescence diameter: 4-20 cm, Flower color: red, yellow, orange, peach or white, Flower diameter: 8-15 cm, Flowering season: June to October.

Detailed information

Order
Caryophyllales
Family
Amaranthaceae
Genus
Celosia
Species
C. cristata
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Lanceolate
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Gardencultivated variety Ct flower・Flower arrangementPot flower
Color
Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow, White
Season
JunJulAugSepOct
Height
15 ~ 100 [cm]
Diameter
8 ~ 15

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