Celosia argentea var. cristata 'Cramer's Burgundy'


Tips for Homeowners:

Best to provide full sun and moist, but well-drained, loose soil.

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A popular annual with an interesting flower that when cut for fresh bouquets will last for 3 weeks or more.

  • Crested flower type 4-5" across
  • Great unusual cut flower
  • Vigorous grower

Plant provides lots of flowers for fresh or dried bouquets and for easy access might be best planted in a cut flower garden or to add color in the perennial border.

Height: 30-36 in
Spread: 15-24 in
Zone: 10-11
Color: Burgundy

Interesting Notes about Cockscomb:

Celosia varieties provide a multitude of flower types to include the crested, plume or spicata types and all of them are very easy to grow in containers, gardens or borders.  'Cramer's Burgundy' is a crested flower with waves of velvety blooms where the plant could produce as many as 10 flowers at a time.  The flower has a long vase life plus holds its color when dried.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Garden
  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Long Blooming
  • Border or Bed
  • Fast Growing
  • Blooms all Season
  • Mass Planting
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Heat Tolerant

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Humming-birds
  • Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water