Celosia "Intenz" flowers
(Photo courtesy of Northscaping.com)
Height: 18 inches
Spread: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: Cockscomb
Intenz Celosia features showy plumes of violet flowers rising above the foliage from early summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It's pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Intenz Celosia is a dense herbaceous annual bedding plant with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This annual bedding plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Intenz Celosia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Intenz Celosia will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This annual bedding plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This plant can be propagated by cuttings.
This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.