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Celosia argentea cristata (Celosia ‘Prestige Scarlet’)

Life: Annual

Size: 12-18" tall, 15" wide

Light: Full Sun

Water: Average, Well-Drained

Soil: Mildly Acidic to Neutral, Loam to Sandy Loam

1997 AAS Award Winner! Though the individual blooms are a bit smaller, only 3½" across, it sports many more of them than other varieties. The bright crests at the top of the plant are the largest, with smaller flowers at each node on the branches; all are a beautiful, bright scarlet. They will bloom nonstop from late spring until frost, with the bronzy-green leaves providing a beautiful backdrop. Excellent for pots and containers, it also makes a nice cut flower and can be dried for use in fall arrangements.