street name: Coxcomb
god-given name: Celosia cristata
colors available: yellow, orange, magenta, red, & green
seasonality: summer & fall
cost: $8-10 for a bunch
tips & tricks:
We love coxcomb for its incredible texture. Not only is this bloom fuzzy to the touch, but it also resembles a brain in the coolest way possible. Mix it in with traditional flowers such as roses to offset an otherwise standard bouquet or use it with other unique flowers to create a truly breath-taking arrangement. These are large so use them as focal flowers rather than filler.