Flower: Celosia. Ruby Parfait - Celosia Argentea Var. Spicata
Multi-branched wheat-type celosia produces showy spikes, light pink at the base turning to a deep rose-magenta at the tip. Green foliage starts at ground level. A very prolific and striking display in mass plantings, as a border, or in containers. Excellent cut flower. Blooms July through frost. Hums with bees and other pollinators from mid-afternoon until dusk. Prefers full sun and moist rich soil, though does well in marginal dry soil as well. Does not tolerate standing water.
Days to Maturity: 75