New from the very best French breeders, florist-quality Rose Bon Bon offers you extra fancy, uniformly double blossoms densely packed with frilled petals in a rich romantic rose. This exceptionally beautiful and carefree new cosmos produces 3-inch flowers that bloom non-stop on long stems, making them perfect for cutting abundant bouquets all summer long. Butterflies love to visit these lovely blossoms as they sway above finely cut foliage.(Cosmos bipinnatus)
Product Weight: .32 grams / approximately 45-50 seeds
Plant Type: Annual
Bloom Color: Double Pink
Grows Best In: Full Sun
Bloom Period: Summer / Fall
Growth Habit: bush
Days to Seed Germination: 7-10 days
Seed Planting Depth: 1.5 cm (1/2")
Growing Height: 90-120 cm (36-48")
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 evenly moist; seedlings emerge in 7 to 10 days. Thin established seedlings to a final spacing of 8 inches apart, so plants have room to mature. Keep well weeded and watered while plants are young; mature cosmos can handle hot and dry conditions, but bloom longest if regularly watered.
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 until ready to go outside. Plant outdoors 8 inches apart once weather warms up, after gradually acclimating seedlings to outdoor conditions.
These free-flowering, long blooming summer flowers produce reliably in all soil types to fill the garden with abundant blossoms. Sow several times through June for a succession of fresh flowers. Cutting stems of flowers regularly actually prolongs the blooming season. Stunning Rose Bon Bon makes beautiful and long-lasting bouquets and pairs easily with other garden flowers.