Celosia spp.-Celosia. Although most of the celosia were unimpressive this year, 'Prestige Scarlet' and 'Purple Flamingo' did well all season in Fargo. 'New Look' and 'Prestige Scarlet' did well in Dickinson by August despite a slow start in June.

Fargo Dickinson
July 25 September 1 July 12 August 26 Comments
Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr.
Celosia argentea 'Amigo Mahogany Red'-Ben 2-6" 4-6" 4-6" 6" 2-6" 4-6" 4-6" 6-8" Fargo - Burgundy flowers and foliage; Did alright

Dickinson - Small plants in July but was doing alright by August
C. argentea 'Amigo Mix'-Ben 2-6 4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6 6-10 F - Mix of colors; Did alright

D - Did alright
C. argentea 'Castle Mix'-AT 8-10 6 8-10 6-8 -- -- -- -- F - Mix of colors; Did alright but colors were washed out by September

D - Not tested
C. argentea 'Castle Orange'-AT 6-10 6-8 4-8 6-8 -- -- -- -- F - Not uniform and color washed out

D - Not tested
C. argentea 'Gloria Mix'-Ben 6-8 4-6 6 6 -- -- -- -- F - Mix of colors; Half the plants dead by August, color washed out on others

D - Not tested
C. argentea 'New Look'-Ben 6-12 6-10 8-12 6-10 6-8 6 15 12-15 F - Red plumes, burgundy foliage; Floriferous and vigorous but not uniform

D - Uniform, showy and nice by August
C. argentea 'Prestige Scarlet'-AAS(97) 8-10 4-6 8-10 8-10 6-8 6 12-15 12-15 F - Red-deep green and burgundy foliage; Healthy, floriferous, nice, uniform

D - Slow to bloom but floriferous, showy and healthy in August
C. spicata 'Flamingo Feather'-Bur 12-14 4 8-24 6-12 -- -- -- -- F - Pink; Not uniform and color faded

D - Not tested
C. spicata 'Purple Flamingo'-Pk 18-20 8-10 24-30 18-20 -- -- -- -- F - Rose blooms, burgundy/green foliage; Vigorous, good color, bushy

D - Not tested