- Flower nameCockscomb
- Scientific nameCelosia 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.