How to grow Cockscomb flower

Cockscomb flower grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Celosia and also known as Celosia cristata, Cockscomb flower annual plant and used for edible leaves and flowers but mostly used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2+.

Leaves and the flower are edible, the leaves are oval can be green, red or purple or something together.

Cockscomb flower

Flowers are small grow in groups on inflorescence stalk in a shape of comb or brain, flower color can be: red, yellow, orange, pink, purple, white.

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How to grow Cockscomb flower growing and care:

Moist, well drain soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
in hot days can be burn from sun

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Old flowers

Size of the plant:
10-90 cm, 4-36 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / almost full sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Small flowers that grow in groups on inflorescence stalk in a shape of comb or brain, flower color can be: red, yellow, orange, pink, purple, white.

Pollination is done by:
Bees and the plant attract pollinators

Uses of Cockscomb flowers:
Eaten raw, salad, stir fry, cooked

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
Cut the stems or just leaves from the base

Information about leaves:
Oval leaves in the colors: green, red or purple

Uses of Cockscomb plant leaves:
Eaten raw, salad, stir fry, cooked

Scientific name:

Celosia cristata

How to grow Cockscomb flower

Cockscomb blooming information

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Growing Cockscomb plant


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible flowers
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Leaf color
  • Purple leaf
  • Red leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Herbaceous
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Edible plants
  • Floristry
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9