The cockscomb celosia (Celosia argentea var. cristata) is so named because it looks just like a cockscomb – or a brain, if you like. It’s really quite a spectacular flower, making a long-lasting display in the vase. Seeds can be sown in trays now or sown directly in spring when all danger of frosts has passed. Don’t let the seedlings get too cool or moist as they’re prone to damping off. Seeds are available from Egmont Seeds and Kings Seeds. Or look for seedlings at your local garden centre.