Cosmos Dancing Petticoats

EXCLUSIVE - Renee's custom blend of special cosmos dance and sway above lacy foliage. We’ve combined “Seashells,” with dainty tubular petals, “Psyche,” whose semi-double frilled blossoms are like softly ruffled crowns, and “Versailles,” the aristocratic florist cosmos with perfect form and rich color. Together they paint a joyous collage of apple blossom pink, deep magenta, soft rose and pure white. These easy-care lovelies bloom nonstop, providing armfuls of pretty flowers for romantic bouquets.(Cosmos bipinnatus)

Product Weight: 1 grams / approximately 140 seeds

Plant Type: Annual

Bloom Color: Pinks & White

Grows Best In: Full Sun

Bloom Period: Summer / Fall

Growth Habit: bush

Days to Seed Germination: 5-10 days

Seed Planting Depth: 1.5 cm (1/2")

Growing Height: 105-120 cm (42-48")

Planting Instructions:

TO PLANT OUTDOORS

Sow seeds 1/2 inch deep, 1 to 2 inches apart in a sunny location in well-worked garden soil once danger of frost is past. Keep seed bed moist. Seedlings emerge in 5 to 10 days. Keep well weeded and watered while plants are young; mature cosmos can handle hot and dry conditions.

 

TO START EARLY INDOORS

Sow seeds 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix, 4 to 6 weeks before last expected frost. Cover 1/2 inch deep, keep moist and provide a good light source. Plant outdoors once weather warms up after gradually acclimating to outdoor conditions. Thin or transplant 8 inches apart when seedlings are large enough to handle.

 

GROWING NOTES

These free-flowering, long blooming summer flowers fill the garden with vibrant color, producing reliably in all soil types. Sow several times through June for a succession of fresh flowers. Cutting generous bouquets actually prolongs the blooming season. Cosmos pair beautifully with cleome, asters and zinnias.

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