Celosia Cockscomb – (Celosia cristata (Childsii)) Celosia Flowers Cristata Flower Vegetable
Height: 20 -30 cm
Cockscomb is also known as Cristata (formerly Celosia cristata), cockscomb is the cristate or crested variety of the species Celosia and is not actually a flower - it is a vegetable and one of the healthiest leafy greens!
Cockscomb is a popular ingredient in many parts of the world from Africa to India. Its stem, leaves and flowers are used for stews, soups and as sides to meat and poultry. Can also be used in dressings or smoothies, or sauteed with salt and pepper as a side dish.
- Beautiful garnish for salads or steaks.
- Flowers resemble plush rooster combs of velvety crested blooms in bright red or orange blossoms
- Full sun
- Direct seed after last frost or start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Cover seeds lightly. Spacing: 20 cm
- Will grow taller in full sun and will thrive in part shade
- Blooms from summer to fall
- Can be planted in a container or garden; if planted near a vegetable garden, helps to ensure pollination and fruit set on the vegetable plants.
- These are long lasting as a cut flower and they can also be dried.
- Attracts bees and other pollinators.
- Seed Count: 25