Specie: C. cristata or C. argentea (in debate)
Cookscomb, Brain Flower
Name in Latin: Amarantaceae
Name in English: Amaranth
Growth Habit: Tropical, annual, herbaceous, grown from seed
Flower: Resembling cockscomb or folds of the brain. large blossom found singly at the end of heavy stalk. Red Orange, bright yellow.
Blooming Period: July - November
Leaf: blue green , shiny , long , linear to ovate, lanceolate
Adds interesting texture , form , shape, colour
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 5- 7 days
Amount of water: moderate
Nutrition: floral preservative/food
Special handling: not ethylene sensitive, susceptible to fungal disease
Related to Amaranthus, has medicinal properties, some species are a food crop.