Pale Cosmos Collection

These will grow well in a sunny corner of your garden, and you will be able to pick hundreds of vases of them from July until at least October. More
100 seeds 030151 £2.20 In stock
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15 seedlings 510697-15 £16.95 Delivery mid April
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30 seedlings 510697-30 £29.95 Delivery mid April
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15 jumbo seedlings 510697-SP15 £23.95 Delivery mid May
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Or buy this as part of our Flowers for a Cottage Garden Seed Tin Collection and Vase and Seeds Gift Sets.

More Details

These will grow well in a sunny corner of your garden, and you will be able to pick hundreds of vasefuls from July until at least October.

Cosmos are stacked with nectar and pollen – bees and butterflies love them. They are also very easy to grow, and produce more bunches per square metre than any other plant I know.

Our seed packet contains a mix of the following varieties: The seedling collection contains 5 or 10 seedlings, and the jumbo seedling collection contains 5 jumbo seedlings each of:
Genus Cosmos
Group/Species bipinnatus
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 1.2m (3ft 11in)
Spacing 45cm (18in) apart, 15 seedlings fills 5m² (ie 5m x 1m border, or 2.5m x 2m patch)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover into modules or a seed tray mid spring, to plant out in May. Or direct sow in May. Clear area, dig over, rake soil to form a fine seed bed into which seeds will readily germinate. Scatter seeds evenly, rake over and water.
Care Tips Pinch out to create bushier plants, and deadhead regularly to encourage beautiful flowers.
Flowering July - October
Vase Life 7-10 days, no conditioning needed.
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
Advice & Videos
How to plant and grow cosmos

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Direct sowing seeds

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Delivery

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery. 

Seeds Delivery - Following the recent relocation of our warehouse, please allow up to 5 working days for despatch.

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Pale Cosmos Collection reviews

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Reviewed 27th April 2020 by Ann

Kept me well informed about the progress of my order and all plants where excellent quality and well packed for delivery.Highly recommended

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Reviewed 21st April 2020 by Kate

Lovely healthy plants. One was broken in transit.

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Reviewed 21st April 2020 by Claire

good selection of plants, easy to use website.Plants arrived safely- some were very small. Bit disappointed about things that were unavailable. Delivery was delayed but understandably because of COVID-19.

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Reviewed 21st April 2020 by Liz

Robust jumbo seedlings. Perfect to plant out.

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Reviewed 20th April 2020 by Mr Downey

Excellent looking plants,well packed

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Reviewed 20th April 2020 by Barbara

Service good, let down by two plants being particularly small.

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Reviewed 20th April 2020 by Angela

As above! They are fresh, well rooted and were beautifully packed

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Reviewed 20th April 2020 by Susan

Just superb in every way!!!

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Reviewed 20th April 2020 by Richard

See previous detail. 15 plug plants purchased, packaging of two boxes had come open. Five plugs moved and plants bent.

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Reviewed 16th August 2019 by Annette

Well packaged good flowering plants

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Christine

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Anita

Always a winner. fantastic germination rate.

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Nancy

I love the white dahlias, but dark red ones much too dark for my taste, and they don.t last long in water, unlike the white ones.
Love delphiniums, and cosmos Antirrhinums just coming up to their best

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Mr Percy

All good. Lovely colours and about 4-5ft high!

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Caroline

One of my all-time favourites. Growing strongly in a trough where nothing else will!!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Lovely selection, in great condition when they arrived. Sad that the rabbits love them too!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Madeline

It’s aLways easy ordering from Sarah Raven - cosmos have been brilliant

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Colleen

As seeds they were fine. Reasonable germination.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Katie

very happy - all flourishing

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Nice plants well packed
Pleased with purchase

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Annette

Well packaged good flowering plants

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Karen

The delivery was rather slow which meant they arrived while we were on holiday and we had to ask a neighbour to unpack and tend them until we returned. I planted them according to instructions and was hoping for an abundance of flowers but instead all I have is a row of straggly tall thin plants with not many flowers (in the case of the Cosmos) despite frequent watering. Several of the plants died off despite careful planting and regular feeding.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Pauline

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Alison

Quality seeds you can rely on to germinate and a really helpful website with videos and tips to get me started. I am new to growing Cosmos and am definitely hooked now! They go so well with other flowers in a vase and were easy to grow and maintain. Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sara

Quite good but not as prolific as last year with seeds from Unwins.

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by Yvonne

My cosmos were the loveliest and tallest of all my friends...and I'm not a very good gardener! We had a family wedding in our garden and they added to the joy. I'll be ordering even more next year.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Colleen

Massive ferny foliage and very few flowers all summer. Some white flowers now but really a disappointment for bedding purposes. I obviously chose the wrong type of plant and did not recognise the ferny fronds compared to the dark variety with more flowers answer leaves.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Pale Cosmos Collection and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by David

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Ishbel

The plants were so healthy and despite the hot weather they are still blooming beautifully

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Rebecca

Arrived safely packaged looking healthy. All grown to over 1 metre tall and bushy. Lots of flowers and buds still and we're mid September.