Re: Need A Flower Name

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Posted by Newt on June 30, 2002 at 01:39:04:

In Reply to: Need A Flower Name posted by Joyce on June 16, 2002 at 21:33:32:

: Hello. I bought the prettiest flowers to put in the planter on my deck, but there was no little stake in it to tell me what kind of flower it is. I've no idea whether it's an annual or perennial or what, but I'll describe it as best I can.

: It's about 5-6 inches tall, and it actually is shaped like an upsidedown ice cream cone. The colors I have include, red, yellow, orange, burgandy, and light purple. My neighbor said it was called "delosia", but my searches using that name have come up empty.

: I would like to learn more about this plant, so any emails with information would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

: Thank you!!

What you have is celosia! Charming little plant. There are other varieties that looks like a cock's comb.

Do a search at www.google.com an put in quotes "celosia". You can also click on 'Images' and often get pictures.

I don't know your zone, but it is usually considered an annual.

Newt

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