Celosia cristata 'Century Yellow'


Vividly colored, plumed and crested flower heads make these whimsical curiosities and bold garden accents. Plume types produce feathery, upright flower heads like ostrich plumes. Crested types resemble rooster combs. Flowers come in scarlet, yellow, pink rose, apricot orange, purple, salmon and cream. Long-lasting and effective when planted in masses or with other brightly colored flowers. Dwarf varieties are suitable for containers or edging. Excellent cut or dried flowers. Tall varieties are best as background plants and may require staking. Sow seed or transplant seedlings only when soil is warm. Huge flower heads develop best in rich soil with some fertilizer, but grow well in poor soils.
Celosia cristata, Cockscomb
This semi-dwarf has brilliant yellow, feathery flowers and green foliage. Compact enough for containers or flower beds. Combine with Canna for a tropical effect. Tolerates heat.

Attributes - Celosia cristata 'Century Yellow'

Plant Type: Annual

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Early Fall

Flower Color: Yellow

Height: 1 ft. to 1 ft. 6 in.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Black Spot, Damping-off.

Related Plants

Celosia 'Flaming Feather', Celosia argentea 'Miss Nippon Scarlet', Celosia argentea 'New Look', Celosia argentea cristata 'Jewel Box', Celosia argentea plumosa 'Castle Pink', Celosia argentea plumosa 'Century Mix', Celosia argentea plumosa 'Kimono Yellow'
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