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Cloud of Cosmos Collection/Mix

There are few nicer ways of filling vases throughout summer and autumn than with a cloud of cosmos.
1

100 seeds

20 seedlings

40 seedlings

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Half-Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - October, 12-14 weeks from sowing.
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
bipinnatus
Common name
Mexican Aster
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
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.

Description

There are few nicer ways of filling vases throughout summer and autumn than with a cloud of cosmos. As long as you don’t cut the plants right to the ground, but above a pair of leaves, more buds will form to fill next week’s vases and more for the week after that — and on and on it goes — your ever-filling vase.

This collection contains a mixed packet, or 5 or 10 seedlings of:

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.