An out-of-this-world color of cosmos! This fairly new, yellow beauty (xantho means "yellow" in Greek) won the Fleuroselect Novelty, and Gold Medal awards in 2016. Not only is the color unique, the plants are early to flower, well-branched, and shorter, making them an excellent choice for containers or borders. Cosmos are drought tolerant, practically care free, attract pollinators, and make a nice addition to a cut-flower bouquet.
• Botanical Name: Cosmos bipinnatus
• Family: Asteraceae
• Native: Mexico and Arizona
• Hardiness: Annual
• Plant Dimensions: 20"–25" tall
• Variety Information: 2"–2½" soft-yellow blooms with white at the center and petal edges; single petaled and some with a wreath of shorter petals in the center.
• 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"