Cosmos bipinnatus 'Versailles Red'

Whopper flowers in shades of glossy carmine to deep pink and this is the record holder from seed to flower. More
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Whopper flowers in shades of glossy carmine to deep pink and this is the record holder from seed to flower.

Genus Cosmos
Group/Species bipinnatus
Variety Versailles Red
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.
Care Tips Pinch out tips at 15-20cm to encourage bushier plants. Needs staking. Dead head regularly
Flowering July - October
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 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 'Versailles Red' reviews

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Carmine red

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Reviewed 3rd July 2018 by TERRI DUTHIE

If you are expecting Carmine red cosmos flowers as in the description (a scarlet red) as I was when I bought these seeds, please be aware that the colour is actually a bright cerise pink & the flowers are taller than the approximate 36 inches. If colour isn’t an issue then they are lovely plants.