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A white-flowered cosmos with a deep carmine edge as if every petal has been dipped in ink. Grow as a splash of contrast through Cosmos 'Purity' – it goes brilliantly.

Genus Cosmos
Group/Species bipinnatus
Variety Candy Stripe
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Cosmos
Border Position Cutting Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in mid spring and plant out after last frosts, or direct sow early May. Grow seedlings on in individual pots or modules until large enough to plant out. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 7-10 days before transplanting into the garden after all risk of frost has passed.
Care Tips Pinch out tips at 15-20cm to encourage bushier plants. Stake and tie Cosmos plants if necessary during the growing season, water regularly and dead-head to prolong the flowering season.
Flowering 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 'Candy Stripe' reviews

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Reviewed 21st October 2019 by Betty

Some of the plants were red and some pink none candy striped

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Betty

Some of the plants were red and some pink none candy striped

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Geraldine

Slow this year not sure why they are all just in bud

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sara

Planted and lots of greenery but not seen any flowers yet Aug 1

Very reliable

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Reviewed 16th August 2018 by Sarah Jones

Good old cosmos are always easy to start off and Sarah Raven cosmos seeds are tremendously reliable. They germinated quickly and soon established into nice little plants which have flourished since I planted them out in May. This was my second year ordering cosmos seeds from Sarah Raven and I definitely won't order from anywhere else in future - thank you!