uncertain origin, this annual species has appeared in recent years
as a cut flower.
Growing to 24 in (60 cm) or more tall, it has an erect, slender
habit and much narrower leaves than Celosia argentea. The flowers
are neatly crowded onto terminal spikes, opening progressively from
the base with the buds purplish pink and the chaffy flowers ageing
to pale silvery pink as the spikes elongate.
The flowers last well when dried.
Cultivation: They require full sun, rich, well-drained soil and
Propagate from seed.