Cockscomb

Celosia cristata

  • Cockscomb
  • Cockscomb
  • Cockscomb
  • Cockscomb
  • Flower name
    Cockscomb
  • Scientific name
    Celosia cristata
  • Aliasセロシア, Celosia, 鶏頭
  • Place of originAsia and Africa
  • Place of floweringGarden, Cut flowers, flower arrangement, Horticultural species, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August, September, October

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.


  • Order
    Caryophyllales
  • Family
    Amaranthaceae
  • Genus
    Celosia
  • Species
    C. cristata
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typenon-cold-tolerant annual herb
  • Flower colorsRed Yellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height15.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower8.0 ~ 15.0 cm

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