DESCRIPTION: Large, brightly colored summer plumes of florescent pink, set against the deep green foliage on a dense compact plant; an impressive display when massed in the garden or along borders;...
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DESCRIPTION: Large, brightly colored summer plumes of florescent pink, set against the deep green foliage on a dense compact plant; an impressive display when massed in the garden or along borders; a great container plant as well 

BOTANICAL NAME: Celosia 'Kelos Fire Pink'
OTHER NAMES: Cockscomb, Plume Celosia, Woolflower
GROUP/CLASS: Kelos Series
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 35 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 15 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Florescent pink
FLOWERING TIME: Mid-spring to mid-fall
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Deep green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Butterflies

Ornamental Features

Kelos® Fire Pink Celosia features showy plumes of pink flowers rising above the foliage from early summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its pointy leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season.

Kelos® Fire Pink Celosia is a dense herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Kelos® Fire Pink Celosia is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Kelos® Fire Pink Celosia will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 6 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. 

Kelos® Fire Pink Celosia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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