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Celosia argentea spikata - Wheatstraw Celosia, Flamingo Feather

Celosia argentea spikata is a late flowering annual, blooming Summer into Fall. The Flamingo Feather plants grow to 18" tall and about two feet wide. Remove spent flowers of Celosia argentea spikata to extend the blooming season. Celosia argentea spikata often comes back from seed. This is either great, or maybe a bit of a problem that will encourage prompt flower removal. Celosia argentea spikata has tiny seeds and there are lots of them. In India and China the Flamingo Feather plant is a pest. In Africa it is eaten. Some cultivars stay shorter than a foot tall others more than 4 feet tall.Celosia argentea spikata grows well with a moderate amount of water but can withstand moderate drought once established in the ground

Celosia argentea spikata, Flamingo Feather, Wheatstraw Celosia

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Celosia argentea spikata, Flamingo Feather, Wheatstraw Celosia

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