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Growth Type Annual
Hardiness Zones Zone 1 - 10
Planting Conditions Full Sun
TJ Documented Plant Yes

Jefferson noted planting "Cockscomb" in 1767. By this he most likely meant the scarlet-colored Celosia cristata. The 'Pink Spiked' variety shows spikes of silvery-pink flowers rather than the lobed forms of the Cockscomb. 'Pink Spiked' has been grown in the gardens of Monticello since 1984, when seed was obtained from Colonial Williamsburg.

Visit Monticello’s Online Shop to check for seeds or plants of 'Pink Spiked' Celosia.

Blooming Dates: June - November
Color(s): Pink
Location at Monticello: No longer cultivated in the Monticello gardens


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