Celosia, also known as cockscomb is invaluable as a container filler and mixed summer border bedding plant. The flowers show in vibrant shades of orange, yellow, bronze, red, scarlet, pink and magenta, so make for wonderful ‘hot-spots’ of intense, textured colour in the garden.
It can take lots of direct sunlight, and requires only minimal care and watering once established. The plant is hardy and wind-resistant, so is particularly useful in gardens which are exposed to strong winds, or are located in coastal areas.
Celosia can be grown with success in all regions of the country. It will do particularly well in well-drained soil enriched with compost, and with an occasional sprinkling of complete, water-soluble fertiliser.