A beauty like no other, 'Candystripe' has a golden center flanked by white petals with rosy edges and striping, making one sweet cut flower! Once established, cosmos are drought tolerant; neglect is the kind of care they prefer. They reseed readily, making them ideal for wildflower or naturalized areas.
• Botanical Name: Cosmos bipinnatus
• Family: Asteraceae
• Native: Mexico and Arizona
• Hardiness: Annual
• Plant Dimensions: 3'–6' tall
• Variety Information: 3"–4" blossoms of white with rose- to crimson-colored edges and striping
• 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.