SOLVED: Showey flowers...loves to bloom...what is it???

Titusville, FL(Zone 9b)

My husband can't get enough of this and the butterflies love it. Ever blooming flower stems up to 6 inches tall.
It gets up to 4 foot tall, in a chandaller type growing habit, doesn't mind being trimmed, snipped or pinched.
Has green and maroon leaves, told it was an annual but here it seems to be happy as a perrenial.
Looks like a celosia or amaranthus to me, any clue to exactly what it might be?

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Bristol, United Kingdom

Celosia spicata?

Titusville, FL(Zone 9b)

Yep, that's what it is!!

Wheatstraw Celosia (Spicata Group) 'Cramer's Amazon'
Celosia argentea var. spicata

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Celosia (se-LO-see-uh) (Info)
Species: argentea var. spicata
Cultivar: Cramer's Amazon

Height:
18-24 in.
24-36 in.

Spacing:
12-15 in.

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Pink
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Burgundy
Smooth-Textured


Thank you ever so much ^_^

This message was edited Jan 23, 2013 10:21 AM

Lee's Summit, MO(Zone 6a)

Patti, you gave me two pots of this when you were down here and they are STILL blooming, despite our temps being in the upper 30's for a few hours - THANKS!

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