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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
cockscomb 'Century Rose'
Celosia can be annuals, perennials or shrubs, with simple or lobed, alternate leaves and tiny, brightly coloured flowers in large, plume-like inflorescences. Many garden selections are closely related to C. argentea
'Century Rose' is a bushy plant with plume-like inflorescences to 60cm on pale pink stems. Foliage is bright green andpink-flushed. Long lasting colour
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAlkaline, Acid, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Annual that can be grown outside once frosts have passed. Grow in loam-based potting compost (JI No 1) in full light with good ventilation. Moist but well-drained fertile soil in full sun in a sheltered position. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser every 2 weeks
Propagate by seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers
Patio & Container Plants Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning No pruning necessary
Pests Glasshouse red spider mite, glasshouse whitefly and aphids may be a problem under glass
Foot and root rot and fungal leaf spot diseases may occur
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