Some flowers are classified in the “old fashioned” category….that would be the case of celosia.
I am in love with this flower.
Everything about it is delicious. Color, shape, texture….its got it all
My planting of it stands out in the distance, inviting me to go visit. But planting is misleading, as I planted this bed of it several years ago and it has just returned on its own every year. It thrives in the hot sun and drought, in other words-neglect.
Another volunteer growing amongst the celosia is the old-fashioned annual, amaranthus….or “love lies bleeding”. Quite victorian-esque. I think it looks like its from outer space.