Celosia argentea var. spicata 'Flamingo Purple'

Flamingo Feather

Tips for Homeowners:

Best to provide full sun and moist, but well-drained, loose soil. If a shorter, more bushy, plant is desired, pinch the stems back when plant reaches 1'.

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This plant will provide loads of flowers that are perfect for either fresh or dried flower arrangements.

  • Great cut flower for summer bouquets
  • Adds color to the landscape
  • Attracts wildlife

This is an excellent addition to the cut flower garden or where color is needed in the landscape.

Height: 3-5 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft
Zone: 10-11
Color: Purple

Interesting Notes about Flamingo Feather:

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 variety is a very tall spicata type that makes a great background plant producing flowers all season that are perfect for cutting for the summer bouqet.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Border or Bed
  • Fast Growing
  • Blooms all Season
  • Mass Planting
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Rock Garden
  • Great Foliage
  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Long Blooming

Foliage Color:

  • Red
  • Purple
  • Green


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Humming-birds
  • Attracts Songbirds


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water