Cosmos bipinnatus 'Velouette'

A dark rich, luscious crimson cosmos with slashes of white to lighten and brighten every flower. More
50 seeds 153012 £2.50 In stock
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A brand new, glamorous bi-colour cosmos, excellent for picking and perfect for pots.

Genus Cosmos
Group/Species bipinnatus
Variety 'Velouette'
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Cosmos
Border Position Back, Container, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in mid spring and plant out after last frosts, or direct sow early May. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
Care Tips Pinch out tips at 15-20cm to encourage bushier plants. Needs staking.
Flowering June - October
Vase Life Last 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 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 bipinnatus 'Velouette' reviews

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Mrs Hill

These are so pretty but they didn't do terribly well, a white fungus kept attacking them. When they were flowering there was a good variety, each plant different in the amount of white on the petals. One of the nicest Cosmos I have grown, but the plants didn't thrive so I pulled them out early.
They arrived in a tall condition.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Jane

Hugely disappointing - wishy washy colour and shorter than I expected - again, this may have been the heat.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Jayne

These seedlings were nowhere near as strong as the plants I grew from seed. They did not flower as well or last as long Will not be buying them again.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that your Cosmos 'Velouette' failed to grow successfully and have refunded you for the seedlings."

Posted 15th November 2018

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Reviewed 13th November 2018 by Jayne

These seedlings were nowhere near as strong as the plants I grew from seed. They did not flower as well or last as long Will not be buying them again.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that your Cosmos 'Velouette' failed to grow successfully and have refunded you for the seedlings."

Posted 14th November 2018

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by Susan

These were fine when they came but I found the flowers a bit spindly. Prefer Sonata cosmos. Good service and healthy sizeable plants

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by Eileen

Very simple procedure and the plants arrived in strong condition

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Linda

Kept flowering all summer till end of October

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Helen

Lovely plants that gave a great display over the summer until late September/early October.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Madge

Again excellent. Oi would buy cosmos again and the selectin was excellent

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Carol

Very vigorous and long flowering. Beautiful.

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Reviewed 1st November 2018 by Diane

Not a very vigorous plant, fewer flowers.

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Reviewed 4th October 2018 by Rita

Performed exceptionally well in my small greenhouse perched on the top shelf of a white wrought iron stand. It gave a sense of height with the stems and flower heads gently arching forward and filling the top space. Loved the strong colour it made a change from the white variety I usually plant and it’s still in flower.

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Janet

I'm rating this withbsame comments as for Daydream. They complimented each other very well and would plant the together again.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Elizabeth

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Reviewed 6th September 2018 by Helene

Please see the comment left for "Cranberry Click".

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Miss Chapman

I put them in the same pots as Purity to form a contrast . Very pretty colour but not as long-lasting