Cosmos bipinnatus 'Daydream'

The softest pink, which fades to almost white at the petal edge, invaluable for a gentle splash of contrast amongst white. More
100 seeds 030156 £1.95 In stock
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The softest pink, which fades to almost white at the petal edge, invaluable for a gentle splash of contrast amongst white.

Genus Cosmos
Group/Species bipinnatus
Variety Daydream
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Cosmos
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover March-April at about 3mm deep in good compost. Transplant out after first frosts, and water in until fully established. Or direct sow April-June.
Care Tips Pinch out tips at 15-20cm to encourage bushier plants. Needs staking.
Flowering June - October, 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 bipinnatus 'Daydream' reviews

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Janet

They were tinier flowers than I expected but flowered early and were very pretty with their unusual variety of colours in subtle shades. I think I needed to have bought a lot more plants so that they gave a better show as they were rather lost in the borders. Or perhaps I should have planted them with other cosmos species.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Patricia

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sue

The flowers are pretty but the plants don’t seem to grow as well as White sonata. Having tried them twice I shan’t again.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Yvonne

As in the past this order from the Sarah Raven range did not disappoint. The plants were so well packaged that none were damaged during transit and it was very obvious that the plants were all of a very superior quality. Yes you may pay a little more than at your local garden centre but all the items that I have purchased have been worth the extra because I have had a spectacular show for many months from the Cosmos range.

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Reviewed 31st August 2018 by Helen

Only a few of these survived and were not strong despite potting on and careful green house care. You despatched too early. Some of the seedlings did not have true leaves yet.

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Mrs Dormer

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Ms Middleditch

Again lovely colour and long lasting

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Reviewed 15th August 2018 by Polly Newton

I bought these as seedlings - they were great when they first started flowering in June and the flowers are really pretty, however since then the plants have dwindled to nothing and there have only been one or two flowers over the last month or so. Much much less successful than other cosmos seedlings I purchased at the same time.