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Celosia cristata 'Armor Mix'

Cockscomb

The vigorous Armor Mix combines orange, purple, yellow and red cockscomb blooms. 

Height: 12-16 Inches

Spread: 6-8 Inches

Color: Mixed Colors

Growing Tips for Homeowners:

Celosia is a low-maintenance plant that is a favorite among both gardeners and landscapers. While they are both heat and drought tolerant they do not like the cold at all. Be sure to wait to plant until after the threat of frost has passed. Choose a sunny spot for your plants that also is home to well draining soil. Water needs for the plant are average.  You should apply a granular slow release fertilizer upon installation and follow that up every couple weeks with a complete balanced liquid feed. Common pests of Celosia include spidermites. The blooms are long lasting and often deadheading is rarely needed, but when the flowers do begin to fade you should remove to encourage fresh blooms.

Characteristics & Attributes:


Attributes:

  • Drought Tolerant
  • Dried Flower
  • No Deadheading
  • Cut Flower
  • Heat Tolerant

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant

Design Use:

  • Focal Point
  • Texture
  • Edging
  • Container
  • Tropical
  • Border
  • Mass Planting
  • Ground Cover
  • Cut Flower

Exposure:

  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Dark Green

Habit:

  • Upright Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average
  • Dry
  • Well Drained

Vigor:

  • Vigorous