Celosia is a genus of about50 species in the family Amaranthaceae, native to tropical regions of Africa, Asia and South America. Celosia has striking, eye-catching flowers that bloom in the summer and well into the fall. These flowers come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes, adding color and character to your garden.
Meaning: The genus name comes from the Greek word “kelos”, which means “burned” or “burning”, referring to the flower heads that look like flames.
Symbolism: Celosia symbolizes immortality, affection, warmth, humor and friendship.