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Can you help identify this beauty?

rawailrawail Posts: 6
Hi,

Have been growing what i thought was a variety of chilli plant but as its matured it does not resemble any plant i am familiar with. Its absolutely gorgeous with crimson foliage.. any ideas on what it could be? 

thanks in advance.

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  • rawailrawail Posts: 6

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,275
    Some sort of celosia possibly also known as Cockscomb 

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • rawailrawail Posts: 6
    thanks for the reply! thats what i initially thought but until it flowers cant be confirmed. having said that what makes me think it isn’t is the colour of the leaves.. have never seen a cockscomb like that
  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,318
    Could it be celosia argentea var. plumosa rawail?
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • rawailrawail Posts: 6
    yes yes could very well be. thankyou both for the knowledge much appreciated. Hope it is.. looks gorgeous in full bloom!
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,275
    The only downside is you can't use it to spice up your food :)

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • rawailrawail Posts: 6
    😀 as they say variety is the spice of life so who needs chillies eh.

    every grow and bloom is a blessing so im not complaining. thanks again.


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