I just had to take this....
When we were in Spain at the Alhambra a couple of years ago, in one of the gardens there, there was a bed of cockscomb, and in that bed was one flower head that had taken on steroids. This one was 11 inches across. A monster! All the rest looked like regular cockscomb. Unfortunately there were no seed yet or I probably would have accidentally shook a few in my pocket.