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    She walked over with a hand full of some plants she had pulled up and asked if I wanted them. She said they kept multiplying each year. I wasn't sure what they were, so I dug a hole and planted them. Now it is 2 1/2 months later and look how pretty :)
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    that's truly gorgeous. have you found out what kind of flower it is yet?

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    Yes, I too share my perennial flowers with the neighbors. I just hate throwing them in the trash when I have to thin out the perennials that multiply each year.

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    Very pretty....what is it?

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    I'm not sure what it is. I'm attaching a picture of the whole plant. Some of the flowers are more feather shaped. I wonder if it is what my Mother use to call "Indian Feathers"?? I'm ready for it to be a little cooler so I can get outside and do some much needed weeding in my flower bed.
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    I've heard them called "cock's combs", but I'm not positive about that.

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    This is so beautiful and the deep color is so pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkansasquilter123
    I've heard them called "cock's combs", but I'm not positive about that.
    That is what we call them in Georgia :wink:

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    Looks like Cock's combs, but never seen them that big.

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    We call them Rooster combs here in NC because the top looks like a roosters comb. They dry really well and have a lot of seeds under that bloom. they are really tiny, looks like little black dots, they will come back year after year if you let the seeds fall off.

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    "Cocks Comb" is the common name, latin name is celosia - there are many different varieties. They're not perennial here in zone 5 where I live (Chicago), but they're sold quite often as annuals.

    Very pretty and different.

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    That what I thought it was ( Cocks Comb) but I have never seen it grow that tall!!! Fabulous plant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    She walked over with a hand full of some plants she had pulled up and asked if I wanted them. She said they kept multiplying each year. I wasn't sure what they were, so I dug a hole and planted them. Now it is 2 1/2 months later and look how pretty :)
    Oh, so beautiful!! Could take the picture and make a great greeting card. :thumbup:

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    It's great. I believe celosia is annual everywhere it grows, but it re-seeds.

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    there is a neighbor that moved in six months ago around the corner----there WAS a beautiful array of flowers in the yard--they have let them go completely!!! at the front steps--they are lined on either side with hostas..they are turning brown and so compacted---I want so badly to ask if I might separate and replant....what a shame.

    And ho wlucky you are for having a sharing neighbor--I did the same when I had my own home...

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    I just love it... and like others... Cocks comb is what first came to mind, but it's so BIG!!! I"ve never seen them that tall.....
    I answered an ad in our local newpaper this morning, FREE PLANTS , COME DIG. I picked up some ribbon grass, 3 varieties of hostas, ostrich ferns, Stella De Oro lilies, and a varigated sedum..... YEAH!!!! The lady has a bad back and can't care for the flower beds any more... So they had to go.... I have sucha small yard... but I couldn't resist... there were so many other things left..... but I had no room, or already had those varieties.

    I thinned my beds last year via freecycle...

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    my thought too
    Quote Originally Posted by arkansasquilter123
    I've heard them called "cock's combs", but I'm not positive about that.

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    Beautiful color!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkansasquilter123
    I've heard them called "cock's combs", but I'm not positive about that.
    Thats what I was thinking also but never seen them that tall here.

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    name is cock's comb celosia

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    oh great idea!! I should have some note cards printed up and give them to her for Christmas :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    She walked over with a hand full of some plants she had pulled up and asked if I wanted them. She said they kept multiplying each year. I wasn't sure what they were, so I dug a hole and planted them. Now it is 2 1/2 months later and look how pretty :)
    Oh, so beautiful!! Could take the picture and make a great greeting card. :thumbup:

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    Just gorgeous!

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    It is called a cocks comb and quite appropriate! You can save the seeds or let them spread naturaly. You have a beauty.

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    I have never seen those, its beautiful. I wonder if they would grow in NY ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    that's truly gorgeous. have you found out what kind of flower it is yet?
    That's a Rooster's Comb. They're pretty common in the South. I love them. They can be a touch cranky about being transplanted. Once established, they'll come back from seed each year. Enjoy.

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