Formal NameCelosia cristata
HabitatAsia and Africa
Morphnon-cold-tolerant annual herb
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.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arraySpike Inflorescence
Flowering placeGarden cultivated variety Ct flower・Flower arrangement Pot flower
ColorRed, Pink, Orange, Yellow, White
SeasonJun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Height15 ~ 100 [cm]
Diameter8 ~ 15