Celosia, sometimes called cockscomb, is a great annual flower that holds its color well even in the dog days of summer. These summer plants grow from 10 inches to 2 feet tall and feature either green or bronze foliage. Flowers come in a range of colors and two primary shapes: crested blooms
like a rooster's comb and feathery spikes like those shown in the photo, with petunias and dusty miller.
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