These charming cosmos with fluted, seashell-shaped petals will be a beautiful addition to your flower patch! In shades of white, pink, rose, and crimson, they make an excellent cut flower. Easy to care for; once established they are drought tolerant. They prefer neglect over attention, making them a perfect choice for wildflower or naturalized areas.
• Botanical Name: Cosmos bipinnatus
• Family: Asteraceae
• Native: Mexico and Arizona
• Hardiness: Annual
• Plant Dimensions: 3'-5' tall, 18"-36" wide
• Variety Information: 3"–4" solid colored (and a few bi-colored) blossoms of white, pink, rose, and crimson, with rolled, quilled petals surrounding yellow centers
• Exposure: Full sun
• Bloom Period: Summer to frost
• Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant
• 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.