The Celosia is very striking with its velvety, sinuous flowers and fiery colours. This flamboyant flower combines well with other flowers, but also displays beautifully in mono bouquets. Traditionally Celosia is known as a summer flower, but did you know that growers are working hard to be able to grow this flower all year round? We would love to tell you more about the striking Celosia and its colourful future.
Celosia is unique
If you look closely at the whole flower, you can see that the comb is a modified part of the stem. The flowers are densely packed on the sides of the comb. Its graceful shapes are truly unique - there is no other flower that comes close to Celosia.
Types of Celosia
The most famous form is the cockscomb. But there are other types, such as the globe-shaped Celosias with a structure that resembles brains, fluffy plumes and very large fan-shaped flowers. The flower comes in various colours: white, red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, green or multicoloured. An active breeding programme means there is constant innovation in terms of colours and forms.
Towards Celosias all year round
Celosia breeders and growers are working very hard on product development. They are using their expertise, new genetics and new forms of cultivation to capitalise on opportunities. This is creating new opportunities to grow Celosia almost all year round.
The Celosia’s journey
Always wanted to know more about the Celosia production process? The video below takes you on the Celosia’s journey, from seed to bouquet.
Celosia in the vase
Celosia shines in a bouquet with various flower types. As well as combining with other flowers, the Celosia is also perfect for making a mono bouquet. The flower's striking shape means that this is definitely not a boring bouquet. But you can also use the Celosia very well for lavish arrangements or events, since the stems are nice and firm and the flowers last a long time.
Get to work with Celosia
We’d love to see your creations with Celosia! Feel free to share them with us by posting a picture of your creation on your social media and tagging us. You can also upload your photos through our FlowerFriends community or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd also love it if you use the hashtag #crazyaboutcelosia on your socials. Crazy About Celosia is an alliance between growers and breeders which is dedicated to the quality, production and marketing of Celosia.