Bright Lights is a cosmic beauty show from midsummer until first frost. Vibrant, bold, 2 1/2" flowers on 36" plants attract butterflies and hummingbirds that love the nectar from the blossoms. Cosmos are a superb choice for wildflower and naturalized areas, as they are drought tolerant, and neglect is the kind of care they prefer! An excellent cut flower.
• Botanical Name: Cosmos sulphureus
• Family: Asteraceae
• Native: Mexico
• Hardiness: Annual
• Plant Dimensions: 3' tall, 18"-36" wide
• Variety Information: 2½" flowers in a blend of yellow, golden, golden-orange, and scarlet-orange
• Exposure: Full sun
• Bloom Period: Summer to frost
• Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant
• When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
• When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.
• Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
• Seed Depth: Barely cover
• Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"
• Thinning: When 1" – 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"
• Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest in the morning and cut stems just as flower buds begin to open.