Flower Database

Cockscomb

Basic information
Flower Name
Cockscomb
Formal Name
Celosia cristata
Alias
Celosia, 鶏頭
Habitat
Asia and Africa
Morph
non-cold-tolerant annual herb
Comment
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
Garden cultivated variety Ct flower・Flower arrangement Pot flower
Color
Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow, White
Season
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Height
15  ~ 100  [cm]
Diameter
8  ~ 15