Celosia argentea var. plumosa 'Kelos Fire™ Scarlet Improved'

Feather Celosia

Tips for Homeowners:

No deadheading needed because the flowers and foliage grow over the older growth.  Best to provide full sun and moist, but well-drained, loose soil.

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This beauty combines colorful foliage with loads of bright red flower plumes.

  • Lush, burgundy foliage
  • Stunning scarlet colored plumes
  • Compact and very uniform growing habit

Plant in containers either alone or combined with other annuals.  Also can be used as edging or in the cut flower garden.

Height: 12-18 in
Spread: 12-15 in
Zone: 10-11
Color: Red

Interesting Notes about Feather Celosia:

Celosia varieties provide a multitude of flower types to include the crested, plume or spicata types and all of them are very easy to grow in containers, gardens or borders.  This plant not only thrives in summer heat, but will endure rainy conditions as well.  It is easy to grow and easy to use it anywhere where color is needed.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Border or Bed
  • Blooms all Season
  • Mass Planting
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Low Maintenance
  • Great Foliage
  • Long Blooming

Foliage Color:

  • Green
  • Burgundy


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water