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Celosia argentea Plumosa boroco Amaranthaceae
 

Celosia argentea, Plumosa, Buluh ayam, boroco

 

Celosia argentea, Plumosa, Buluh ayam, borocoProbably native to tropical Asia, this erect, summer-flowering annual can reach 3 ft (1 m) or more in height.
The leaves are mid-green; the silvery white flowers appear in summer in dense, erect, pointed spikes with a silvery sheen.
There are two groupes.
These are the Plumosa Group, with erect, plume-like heads of tiny deformed flowers in a range of hot colors, and the Cristata Group (cockscombs), with bizarre wavy crests of fused flower stalks also in many colors.
Both have been developed in cultivation with a range of seedling strains, differing in height as well as size and the color of the flowerheads.
The Plumosa Group in particular are favored for cut flowers.
Some dwarf strains are no more than 6 in (15 cm) tall, while the old-fashioned bedding strains are about 24 in (60 cm).
Cultivation: They require full sun, rich, well-drained soil and constant moisture.
Propagate from seed.

 
Celosia argentea, Plumosa, Buluh ayam, boroco Celosia argentea, Plumosa, Buluh ayam, boroco Celosia argentea, Plumosa, Buluh ayam, boroco

 

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