CELOSIA (Celosia argentea) (Flowers June-First Frost) (25, 50, or 100 seeds)— This Celosia variety was collected from a Farmer’s field in a forest-savannah transition zone near Oyo, Nigeria. This variety grows as a tender annual plant in cold climates with large beautiful, mostly purple leaves, abundant branches, and showy purplish flowers. In Anderson County, Kansas, the plant reached at least 8 feet tall. This beauty brings in the pollinators with ease, is great for ornamental purposes, and can be used in soaps. In West Africa, the leaves, flowers, and stems of this species are boiled and eaten as greens. The plant is also said to have medicinal properties.
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