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Celosia 'Cramers' Burgundy'
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Our Price: $5.95
ZONE: Annual
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
SIZE: 36"H x 18"S
BLOOM: Burgundy, Summer
POT SIZE: 3.5" Pot

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Celosia argentea cristata

Commonly known as "cockscomb" or "brain Celosia" because of the unique, convoluted shape of the plant's cauliflower -like flowers. Celosia 'Cramer's Burgundy' is a deep maroon color and sports hardy, crested blooms. These large flowering heads can reach up to six inches in diameter and are surrounded by smaller wavy clusters.

This plant gets its Latin name from the Greek word "kelos" which means "burning" and the variation name "cristata" meaning "crested" which describe the rich, fiery colors and the upraised ridged flowers. Supported by a very leafy stem, these velvety blooms make a terrific addition to your garden and last for a long time when cut or dried. Because of their stamina, Celosias make great elements in wreaths, fresh bouquets and dried arrangements.

Related to Gomphrenas, Celosia plants are drought resistant and can be somewhat invasive. Though very showy, they have no fragrance. For great ideas for Celosia companion plants, check out companion plants among our annuals for sun collection!

Features
Zones: Annual

Size: 36"H 18"S

Light: Full Sun

Bloom: Burgundy, Summer

Uses: 'Cramer's Burgundy' is a stunning deep red with large, velvety blooms that look similar in texture to little brains. Long lasting blooms make this a great candidate for fresh or dried arrangements, but there is no noticeable fragrance.

Tips: Harvest these compact ridged flower heads or deadhead often to encourage better blooming for longer.


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Celosia 'Cramers' Burgundy' May 16, 2014
Reviewer: Lynn Russell from IN United States  
Add this beauty to the craft garden. Celosia maintains it's color when dried and is a striking addition to not only the garden but too many craft projects as well.

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