Celosia argentea var. spicata 'Cramer's Amazon'

Flamingo Feather

Tips for Homeowners:

Best to provide full sun and moist, but well-drained, loose soil. If a shorter more bushy plant is desired, pinch the stems back when plant reaches 1'. 

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This plant will provide loads of flowers that are perfect for either fresh or dried flower arrangements.

  • Large 3" magenta flowers
  • Great for fresh flower arrangements
  • Season long bloomer

This is an excellent addition to the cut flower garden or where color is needed in the landscape.

Height: 4-6 ft
Spread: 3-4 ft
Zone: 10-11
Color: Magenta

Interesting Notes about Flamingo Feather:

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.  This variety is a very tall spicata type that produces flowers all season and does it in spite of the heat and periods of drought.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Long Blooming
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Specimen
  • Mass Planting
  • Border or Bed
  • Fast Growing
  • Blooms all Season
  • Great Foliage
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Low Maintenance
  • Naturalizing

Foliage Color:

  • Green
  • Purple


  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water