Celosia argentea var. plumosa
'Sunday Wine Red'
Spectacular color, texture & foliar interest all in one plant! This FAST-GROWING, EASY & rarely seen Celosia, bred for the cut flower market, transforms your Summer garden from “Oh... how nice”to “Oh-my-GOD!”with dense, multi-branching, garden-worthy height & habit - 3’ tall & 30” across, you get colorful, tropicalesque, deep claret foliage for beautiful, eye-catching garden contrast. Quick to bloom - Summer thru Fall – it’s topped with fantastic, fluffy, 6-8” plumes of brilliant, red feather-duster-like flower heads. Use the plumes for wonderful long-lasting cut flowers (fresh or dried) that will vastly prolong its bloom season. Heat tolerant, plus attracts butterflies & hummingbirds, also a great choice for large (10 gal. +) containers. Do plant in rich, loamy soil for best show. Self sows.