Carmine Cosmos Collection
|Sow Under Cover
- Cutting Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- July - October
- 90cm (36in)
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 30cm (12in)
- Best sown under cover in April but can be direct sown in May. Grow seedlings on in individual pots or modules until large enough to plant out. Gradually harden off before planting out after all risk of frost has passed.
Handfuls of crumpled magenta silk, studded with dashes of white and gold – this duo flowers prolifically all summer and autumn, making a splendid border and cut flower pair.This collection contains 1 seed packet, or 5 or 10 seedlings each of:
- Cosmos bipinnatus 'Double Click Cranberries'
- Cosmos bipinnatus 'Candy Stripe'
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.