Cosmos bipinnatus 'Versailles Tetra'

A lovely, bright-pink flower, deepening to carmine at the centre. More
100 seeds 030084 £1.95 In stock
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The quickest and earliest cosmos to flower. It has lovely bright pink flowers, deepening to carmine at the centre – perfect for those who like slightly softer colour.

Cosmos flower 14 weeks from sowing, last 10 days in the vase, produce at least two buckets of cut flowers a week from a 1x 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
Group/Species bipinnatus
Variety Versailles Tetra
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Cosmos
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover March-April or direct sow April-June.
Care Tips Pinch out tips at 15-20cm to encourage bushier plants.
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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