BRUSH WITH FIERY COLOUR
Punctuating borders with vivid pink tones and inviting texture, the soft plumes of Celosia argentea ‘Flamingo Feather’ can eventually reach 3¼ft (1m) tall. The name celosia translates to fire or burning in Greek, perfectly conveying the bright pink, red and orange tones that can be found in different varieties. Also known as cockscomb and woolflowers, celosia add colour and structure to the garden. Part of the Amaranthaceae family, celosia can be annuals, perennials or shrubs. Tiny flowers cluster in large, tapering inflorescences. Established seedlings are planted out in spring, when all risk of frost has passed, flowering in 90 days. The flowers are easy to dry, making them perfect to bring indoors for decoration or craft.