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Celosia argentea Dragons Breath

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C1, C7
Size: 20cm
Available: 11
$/Unit (EX GST): $8.92 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $9.82 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Celosia argentea Dragons Breath Cocks Comb, Cockscomb,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
TBA Clumping, Upright

Attractive large annual with brilliant showy roster comb red flowers, that sit above pointy green and red foliage throughout the warmer months. This versatile plant can be used as a flowering pot plant, patio plant or in garden beds, looks fantastic when used in mass plantings. Available in a range of bright colours of red, yellow, orange, crimson, rose, and purple flowers. Used as a cut flower in both fresh and dry arrangements.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prefers well drained soil in a sunny position. Blooms repeatedly throughout the warmer months. Cut back in late Autumn to prepare for Winter. Image courtesy of Ball Australia

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Amaranthaceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Green, Red
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate