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David

Loving other people's gardens on GT and with a little help from the community I hope to one day love my own!

Celosia 'Hot Topic'

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David

And the leaves! 🌿

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KatieCat

I have been through my garders encylopedia with 8000 plants in it and cannot find anything like yours, please go and ask where you got it from,maybe they will remember

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KatieCat

Gardeners lol

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MariaMc

What a fab plant, love the unusual texture of the flowers looks like red suede 😉 lol - the leaves look like they are from the Begonia family????

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David

Hi @MariaMc it is lovely isnt it?! It looks like its a Celosia, just not sure of the variety yet!

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MariaMc

I have just done an image search 😆 cant find it 😟

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KatieCat

If it is a celosia the Geisha Series has a wide range of colours but the celosia in my book does not have coloured leaves and the flower head are feathery

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MariaMc

Celosia argentea cristata.The flowers are very unusual in the shape and texture. They are similar to a piece of coral. It belongs to the family Amaranthaceae

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David

Thanks @debsm @MariaMc and @kateellery40gmailcom for all your help with this plant! It is now in the encyclopedia and link 🙏🏼 ☺️

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Jason

Down here in the Caribbean #Jamaica we call it it #cockscomb because it resembles the comb on the rooster's head. Ha ha

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David

I can see the resemblance @Jason! Such a beautiful plant. Do these grow wild in the Caribbean?

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Jason

No they dont. I can only speak for Jamaica now. I had some years ago but I haven't been growing annuals these days.

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David

A close up of the beautiful flower if this helps?

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cjh123

Sorry no idea what this is but it is lovely

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David

#bestof2015

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David

Help me identify this plant please - another bargain bucket (annual?) without a label 😁 Now serving nicely as a table centre piece for a weekend BBQ!! Any ideas what it is? The flower is incredible, it looks like rippled velvet. Thanks fellow GT'ers!

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KatieCat

David you must find out what its called as i think many of us would like one for next year

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debsm

Could be a celosia

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David

@kateellery40gmailcom it really is exquisite!! I've never seen anything like it 😍

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David

@debsm there's nothing in the encyclopedia for Celosia but looking in the web you could be right. Thank you! I'll dig a little deeper for the variety and add it to the encyclopedia!

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debsm

😊

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teamgardentags

Great 📷 angle

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