Common name: Silver Cockscomb, Flamingo Feathers, Wheat Celosia • Marathi: कुरडू Kurdu
Botanical name: Celosia argentea var. spicata Family: Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)
Synonyms: Celosia spicata
Silver cockscombs are erect, branching plants with oval or lance-shaped,
strongly veined leaves 2-6 in long and hundreds of tiny flowers packed in
dense spikes of silver-white flowers which usually stand above the foliage.
They are beautiful plants with soft, dense feathery spikes, produced in
profusion. Wonderful straw-like flower when dried. It offers fresh shape
and colour to cut flower, or everlasting flower arrangements, with 10-13cm
flower spikes on 60cm stems. Slender, cylindrical pink or rose flowerheads
have a metallic sheen because the individual flowers are silvery-white at
their bases. Excellent as a flowering pot plant. Height 60-75cm.