NC State Extension

Celosia ‘Cramers’ Amazon’

Trial: Annual

Years Trialed: 1997

Good Qualities:

Beautiful color and foliage (3); Long lasting cut-good stem length; Produced earlier than Purple Flamingo. It had a great vase life fresh. The color variation throughout the season was great. It dried so vibrant and shattered less than the other varieties. Produced over a longer period of time; Once it starts blooming, it does not quit. Millions of blooms. Good stems; The bicolor foliage was desirable in fresh arrangements. Foliage dried nicely.

Problems:

Flowers late (3); Too tall..flowers not particularly striking; Small flower spikes with extremely thick and tall stems; Wheat celosias such as ‘Flamingo Feather’ were more reliable than ‘Amazon’.

Comments:

This plant was the standout of this year’s trial; Similar to Pink Candle or Flamingo Feather, but much better.

Trial Data

Celosia ‘Cramers’ Amazon’
Yield (stems/plant) Stem Length (inches) Market Appreciation Rating (1) Repeat Again Rating (1) Ease of Cultivation Rating (1)
Average 39.0 24 3.2 3.6 5.0

(1) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.

Supplier

Cramers’ Posie Patch

116 Trial Rd. N.

Elizabethtown, PA 17022

717-367-9494

FAX 717-367-8666

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