Celosia 'Forest Fire'

Celosia plumosa 'Forest Fire'

Almanac Planting Co Celosia 'Forest Fire' (Celosia Plumosa)


Uses: Annual flowering plant 

Benefits: Extremely easy to take care of. Produces beautiful flamelike red and yellow flower heads. Perfect for fresh cut or dried floral arrangements. 

Zones: 11 - 12 (used as an annual in colder zones)

Sun: Full

Life Cycle: Annual

Mature Height: 18"

Mature Width: 15"

Bloom Season: Summer


Celosia plumosa 'Forest Fire'—commonly known as Plume Celosia 'Forest Fire'—is a semi-compact annual that's best known for its flamelike, featherly blooms of either red or yellow. 

These flowers provide gorgeous color to your garden from summer through fall, and are known to retain their unique colors even after they are dried (everlasting). They're also especially eye-catching and long-lasting freshly cut flowers

Great for a variety of flower bed styles and borders. They're also great as potted patio plants and in window boxes. 


Celosia Care

Plant Plume Celosia in full sun.

Plant after the last spring frost, ideally when temperatures are above 50°F.

Keep its soil moist, but not wet. Irrigate during establishment, and during periods of drought. 

Fertilize as required, especially if planted in poor soil. 

Does best in temperatures between 65°F and 95°F.

May require staking, especially in areas prone to high winds. 


Size of Celosia for Sale Online

The Celosia plumosa that we sell online will ship in a greenhouse grade grow pot. Each plant will be appropriately sized for its pot. Please contact us with any specific questions.

Size of Celosia When Fully Grown

Celosia plumosa typically grows to a mature height of around 18" and a width of 15". 

Additional Information

Common Names of Celosia plumosa

  • Plume Celosia

  • Cockscomb

Toxicity and Risks of Plume Celosia

We are not aware of any toxicity associated with Celosia plumosa.

The ASPCA lists it as non-toxic to dogs, cats, and horses. 

Almanac Planting Co Celosia 'Forest Fire' (Celosia Plumosa) growing together in a field

*This plant is a part of our Archived Plant Collection. Although no longer for sale, we keep pages like this on our site for the benefit of others.