Cosmos bipinnatus 'Pink Popsocks'

A powder-puff pink cosmos, which like the similar anemone-flowered dahlias is loved by pollinators and nectar rich. More
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A powder-puff pink cosmos, which like the similar anemone-flowered dahlias is loved by pollinators and nectar rich. It's showy and long-lasting in a border, container and vase.

Genus Cosmos
Group/Species bipinnatus
Variety Pink Popsocks
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Cosmos
Border Position Container, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
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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Reviewed 11th July 2018 by Yoshiko Harrop

The germination rate is great, grows on well.
When it has started flowering there was slight disappointment - the colour is darker pink, and majority of plants are single or occasional pompons, not in between.
One plant did have similar shape as in photos(the colour is darker though,) but that still produces single flowers, too, on the same plant.
Whatever the shape, the size of each flower is less than 5cm on bushy plant, starts flowering when the plant is around 20cm high. So height wise perhaps true to the description, although it’s early July so interesting to see how tall they get.