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CULTIVAR
GROUP/COLOR
YELLOW/
GOLD
ORANGE/
BRONZE
PINK/
MAGENTA/
SALMON
RED/
SCARLET
SILVER/
WHITE
OTHER/
BICOLOR/
MIX
CRISTATA
(CRESTED)
Amigo Yellow

Bombay Pure Gold - 120-150cm, huge cut flower type

Bombay Yellow Gold - 120-150cm, Fleuroseletc Quality 1998

Chief Gold - 80cm

Cramer's Crested Yellow

Jewel Box Gold - 8 in. dwarf, bronze leaf, fan-shaped head

Jewel Box Yellow - 8 in. dwarf, bronze leaf, fan-shaped head

Kurume Gold

Yellow Toreador - 18-20 in., huge inflor. to 12 in. wide

Bombay Orange - 120-150cm, huge cut flower type

Chief Persimmon - 80cm

Floradale Coral - 12-16 in., very large, brain-like heads of light rose-orange with silver tints. Head size very variable.

Kurume Orange

Kurume Orange-red

Amigo Magenta

Amigo Neon Rose

Bombay Pink - 120-150cm,huge cut flower type

Bombay Rose - huge cut flower type

Bombay Salmon - huge cut flower type

Chief Rose - 80cm

Cramer's Crested Amazon - dark magenta, red and green leaf, 80-100 in. tall, red leaf base with distinct green tips, found in Peru

Cramer's Crested Rose

Floradale Rose Pink - 12-16 in., silver-pink to yellowish-coral color. Appears to bleach in sun.

Jewel Box Pink - 8 in. dwarf, bronze leaf, fan-shaped head

Jewel Box Salmon - 8 in. dwarf, bronze leaf, fan-shaped head

Kurumoe Rose

Amigo Mahogany Red

Amigo Scarlet

Bombay Dark Red - 120-150cm, huge cut flower type

Bombay Fire - 120-150cm, huge cut flower type

Bombay Velvet - 120-150cm, huge cut flower type

Bombay Wine Red - 120-150cm, large cut flower

Chief Carmine - 80cm

Chief Fire - 80cm

Chief Red - 80cm

Cramer's Crested Burgundy

Fireglow - 12-24 in., bright red, green leaf

Floradale - 12-24 in., bright red, green leaf

Jewel Box Red - 8 in. dwarf, bronze leaf, fan-shaped head

Kosmo Purple-Red - crested and Spicata type inflor, purplish-red with red tinged apex, 12-18 in. tall
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Kurume New Scartlet

Kurume Scarlet

Madras Scarlet - 1-1.2m, very tall, Bombay type with branching basal florets, bold as cut flower

Prestige Scarlet - 12-24 in., scarlet red, AAS 1997

Toreador - 18-20 in., huge inflor. to 12 in. wide, bright red

found in some of the mixes listed to the right.... Big Chief - 36 in., huge 5-6 inch heads, mixed colors, cauliflower-like inflor.

Bombay Purple - 120-150cm, huge cut flower type, Fleuroselect Quality 2001

Chief Bicolor - 80cm, distinctly red and yellow bicolor look

Coral Garden - 10-12 in., mixed colors, green leaf

Cramer's Crested Hi-Z -a listed name

Empress - 10-12 in., mixed colors, green leaf

Kurume Corona

Nana - old name for a dwarf strain

Olympia - mix

Treasure Chest - 6-8 in., mixed colors, inflor. to 10 in. wide, green leaf

PLUMOSA
(PLUME-LIKE)
Century Yellow - 24-36 in., green leaf, AAS winner

Gloria - dwarf, sometimes very stunted

Golden Feather - 10-14 in., golden yellow, green leaf

Golden Triumph - golden-yellow, green leaf, 24-30 in.

Kimono Yellow - 8 in., early, uniform

Pampas Plume Yellow - 24-26 in., green leaf

Sparkler Yellow - 40 in., stiff

Apricot Beauty - 20 in.

Apricot Brandy - 10-14 in., green leaf, rich dark orange, AAS 1981

Kimono Orange- 8 in., early, uniform

Pampas Plume Orange - 24-26 in., green leaf

Sparkler Orange - 40 in., stiff

Castle Pink - 10-14 in., green leaf, AAS 1990

Century Rose - 24-36 in., green leaf, AAS winner

Flamingo Feather - salmon-pink

Kimono Cherry Red- 8 in., early, uniform

Kimono Pink - 8 in., early, uniform

Kimono Rose - 8 in., early, uniform

Kimono Salmon - 8 in., early, uniform

Pampas Plume Rose - 24-26 in., green leaf

 

Century Dark Red - 24-36 in., green leaf, AAS winner

Century Scarlet - 24-36 in., green leaf, AAS winner

Fiery Feather - 10-14 in., bright red, green leaf

Forest Fire - scarlet, dark red leaf

Forest Fire Improved - dark red, red leaf

Fleshlook Red (11/3) - 12 in., bright scarlet, intermediate between spike and plume type, AAS winner

Kimono Cherry Red- 8 in., early, uniform

Kimono Red - 8 in., early, uniform

Kimono Scarlet - 8 in., early, uniform

New Look - crimson, 10-12 in., purple leaf, well-branched

Pampas Plume Crimson - 24-26 in., green leaf

Red Glow - 10-14 in., well-branched, fuchsia-red to rose-red, green leaf

Sparkler Red- 40 in., stiff

Kimono Cream-white- 8 in., early, uniform Century Cream - 24-36 in., green leaf, AAS winner

Dwarf Geisha - mix

Fairy Fountains - mixed colors, 10-14 in., green leaf

Giesha - 10-14 in., mixed colors, green leaf

Kewpie - 10-14 in., mixed colors, green leaf, well-branched

Kimono Cream- 8 in., early, uniform, cream

Pyramidalis - as used by Graf this name reflects a compact, pyramid-shaped bloom, denser than some. 0.5-1.0m tall, mixed color, green leaf

SPICATA
(SPIKE-LIKE)
   

argentea 'Spicata' - thought to be the original strain for producing this group. It still makes a bold 3-5 ft. tall speciman and remains popular. The pink and silver spikes are hardly branched or complex as in the newer cultivars Foliage is tinged a matching red to pink.,

Pink Candle - 24-36 in., rose pink

Pink Flamingo - 36-48 in., white with bright pink tips, red leaf

Startrek Lilac

Startrek Rose Pink - 140cm, numerous clusters of clusters, from Kieft, inflor. to 8cm wide, Fleuroselect Quality 1998

Tassles Deep Rose - 36-48 in., pinkish-purple

Glow Carmine - 10 in.

Kosmo Purple-Red - crested and Spicata type inflor, purplish-red with red tinged apex, 12-18 in. tall
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Punky Red - 60cm, upright, rose-red to magenta-rose, basal branched with large trusses of spikes, from Kieft, Fleuroselect Quality 2001,
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  Purple Flamingo - 30-48 in., reddish-purple, holds color when dried, red leaf, red stems

Xanthippe - a listed name

OTHER/
UNKNOWN
Century Racket Yellow   Enterprise Dark Pink Enterprise Wine Red Enterprise White Childsii - rounded, twisted inflorecence not like any of the other groups, mixed colors. Has the look of tangled yarn!

Gilbert's Giant - a listed name