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Cramer's Rose Celosia Seed

Celosia argentea cristata


Prolific, iridescent rose-colored, crested-type celosia.

Crested-type flowers bloom prolifically on well-branched plants. Bloom size is approximately 2–6" across. With approximately 15–20 stems per plant, Cramer's varieties prove to be workhorses in the garden. Selected by the late, and well-known, commercial flower farmer, Ralph Cramer. Also known as cockscomb and crested cock's comb. Ht. 30–36"



Plant Life Cycle: annual

Site: Full sun

Days to maturity: 90-120 days


Sow: Surface, press into soil

Plant spacing: 6-12"

Approx seeds per packet: 50


How to grow: 


Transplant (recommended) - Sow into 72-cell flats, or preferred seedling container, 6-8 weeks before last frost. Light is required for germination; cover very lightly to hold seeds in place. Bottom-water or mist lightly to avoid displacing seeds and soil.Grow seedlings at 63-68°F (17-20°C). Harden off and transplant out after last frost.


Direct seed - Only in locations with a long growing season. Sow 1/8" deep, after last frost. Pinching is recommended to encourage branching. Low temperatures and less than 12 hours of light can cause premature flowering.


Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moist, fertile soil high in organic matter. pH of 6.0-7.0 preferred.



Celosia is exceptional as a cut flower and can be used both fresh and dried.

Fresh - Harvest when the flowers are fully developed, and stems are firm at the base of the bloom. Dried - Harvest at the same stage of growth as you would for fresh flowers. Remove all the foliage and hang in a dark, well-ventilated location to dry.



Vase life: Long vase life, 7-14 days. Ideal storage temperature 36-41°F (2-5°C).

Celosia 'Cramers' Rose '

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