Celosia argentea var. plumosa 'Fresh Look Red'

Feather Celosia

Tips for Homeowners:

No need to remove old flowers because the new flowers and foliage grow over them.  Best to provide full sun and moist, but well-drained, loose soil.

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This little toughy is a survivor and a beautiful way to decorate both the indoors with fresh cut flowers or outside where the constant color can be enjoyed.

  • An excellent cut flower, fresh or dried
  • Plant in the garden or container
  • Thrives in heat and humidity

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

Height: 12-24 in
Spread: 12-20 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 award winning plume type not only thrives in summer heat, but will endure rainy conditions as well and adds great color wherever it is needed.

Characteristics & Attributes


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

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Humming-birds


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water