Deeply colored 3" blooms are beauteous in contrast when paired with white flowers and silver-foliage plants. A Fleuroselect Novelty award winner, this cosmos is a real standout in the garden or a vase, and butterflies love them, too. Blooms start out red-wine colored and turn to dusky rose as they age. Growing cosmos is an easy way to add color to your garden, as they require little attention and are drought tolerant.
• Botanical Name: Cosmos bipinnatus
• Family: Asteraceae
• Native: Mexico and Arizona
• Hardiness: Annual
• Plant Dimensions: 24"–32" tall, about 28" wide
• Variety Information: Flowers up to 3" start out deep wine-red, turning to rose as they age.
• 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"