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Celosia argentea 'Asian Garden' (Silver Cockscomb)

Silver Cock's Comb 'Asian Garden', Silver Cockscomb 'Asian Garden'


A pollinator-magnet, Celosia argentea 'Asian Garden' (Silver Cockscomb) is an upright tender perennial, usually grown as an annual, noted for its good branching, almost bushy growth habit and early to bloom flower spikes. Particularly attractive, the plume-like inflorescences are purplish-pink fading to pale pink, giving an interesting two-tone effect. Blooming over a reasonably long season, from late spring until frost, the ravishing blossoms rise on sturdy stems above the fresh green foliage. They make wonderful fresh cut flowers and are terrific in dried arrangements. An interesting beauty for the sunny border.

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  • Grow up to 30-40 in. tall (75-100 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm)
  • Performs best in full sun in moist, but well-drained soils. Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks. Heat and drought tolerant once established.
  • A great choice for beds and borders, containers, cottage gardens.
  • Fairly low maintenance, add this charming and graceful plant to the landscape and you will be rewarded with abundant happy butterflies, hummingbirds and songbirds.
  • Propagate by seed. Sow seeds outdoors after all danger of frost has passed or indoors 6-8 weeks prior to the last spring frost date.
  • Keep an eye out for glasshouse red spider mite, glasshouse whitefly and aphids when grown under glass.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Heat Zones 2 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 15" (30cm – 37cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Heat Zones 2 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 15" (30cm – 37cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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