(Celosia cristata) [Introduced by SESE 1986.] An old fashioned cockscomb with large scarlet, velvet crested flowers, 3 in. thick by 9 in. long on 18 in. plants. Produces a number of side shoots as well. Pkt (0.2 g, 350 seeds)

Culture: Annual. Germination: 60-90°F, 3-6 days. Full sun. Direct sow after last frost or transplant 4-week-old plants. Space 4-8 in. apart. Ht. 24 in.