Cosmos bipinnatus 'Antiquity'

Cosmos 'Antiquity' is a new and very beautiful variety of cosmos, with flowers that open the darkest, most luscious crimson and then fade a little to look antiqued. More
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Cosmos 'Antiquity' is a very beautiful variety of cosmos, with flowers that open the darkest, most luscious crimson and then fade a little to look antiqued. Unusual and lovely.

The brilliant thing about this one is, with shorter stems, it doesn't need staking, and is perfect for pots.

Cosmos last 10 days in the vase, produce at least two buckets of cut flowers a week from a 1 x 1m patch and do so from late June until November – so that's nearly fifty buckets of flowers in one season from a small patch. They are impossible to beat.

Genus Cosmos bipinnatus
Variety Antiquity
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained, Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in mid spring and plant out after last frosts, or direct sow early May.
Care Tips Pinch out tips at 15-20cm to encourage bushier plants. This is a perfect variety for growing in container pots.
Flowering June - November, 12-14 weeks from sowing
Vase Life 7-10 days, no conditioning needed. Pick fresh straight into water, just as the buds are about to bloom, and do not pick in the heat of the day. Deadhead the main blooms that are drooping and going over after about a week. Place out of direct sunlight.
Harvesting Flower production: 4-5 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Cosmos Antiquity and Nicotiana lime green

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Reviewed 3rd May 2015 by Vanessa Smith

The seedlings arrived in very good order and I potted them on immediately. Notice of arrival was given. The nicotiana are growing on strongly but the cosmos are not moving much, in fact despite protection , three have suffered with the frost, and I have lost them. Looking forward to seeing the combination when they are planted out.