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Celosia spicata

 
Celosia spicata
Common name flamingo feather
Family amaranthaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers pink (summer)
Size 12-18"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed sow at room temperature (or with bottom heat). self-seeds sparingly in our garden.

I was surprised to see this one peek its fluffy head up in our cutting garden the other day - this kind of volunteer is welcome in our garden. I think it looks better than the ones I purposely grew one or two years ago - the parents of this year's interloper.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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