Celosia argentea var. spicata ‘Cramer’s Amazon’ (Spike Celosia) [15 Seeds]


Germination Information: Sow the seeds indoors (about 1/4″ deep) under lights in warm conditions in early to mid-spring. Be aware that germination might be slow and erratic. (I usually see the first seedling(s) about a week after sowing on a heat mat under lights, with more over the next 2 to 3 weeks, and sometimes some additional seedlings appear a month or more after sowing.) The seedlings have solid-green leaves (the reddish markings develop in summer). Set the seedlings out after all danger of frost has passed.

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‘Cramer’s Amazon’ spike celosia (Celosia argentea var. spicata or C. spicata) produces purplish pink flower spikes over burgundy-marked green leaves on 6- to 8-foot-tall stems. (If you’d prefer somewhat shorter, bushier plants, pinch off the stem tip when the plant is about 1 foot tall.) It’s a dramatic addition to a mixed border and great as a long-stemmed cut flower too. Full sun. Annual.

Harvested in October 2020. At least 15 seeds.

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