One of the most vibrant and interesting flowers of the season is blooming in gardens everywhere. It is the cockscomb or Celosia cristata. With over 60 varieties of annual and perennial cockscombs, it makes an excellent cut flower that will last in a vase from 5-14 days.
Colors and head forms vary from plumes to crested heads that resemble a rooster’s comb. They are a member of the Amaranth family and are also called wool flowers or Brain Celosia.
Cockscomb is thought to have origins on the dry slopes of Africa and India as well as North and South America. Typically they are easy to grow and will bloom from late summer through late fall. They had to put up a good fight to withstand and recover from the 22+” inches of rain these past couple weeks.
Come learn more about these and the other flower species that will brighten the market tomorrow morning. We appreciate the interest and enthusiasm of our customers and look forward to you sharing what flowers are growing in your garden!
Her kind and loving spirit is evident in each of Hilda's arrangements. When she isn't tending her extensive flower gardens in Manns Harbor, Hilda is throwing, glazing or wood firing her Wigwam Pottery. See some of her pieces ahead of her next appearance at Secotan Market.