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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Apricotta'

My favourite plant in our container trial last summer and autumn, flowering away in a pot outside my kitchen window.
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30 seeds

5 seedlings (190674-5)

10 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
Height
90cm (36in)
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. Thin to 45cm (18in).

Description

My favourite plant in our container trial last summer and autumn, flowering away in a pot outside my kitchen window. I picked from this every weekend to fill soft, gentle vases with long-lasting cut flowers. A must-have, new member of the supreme cosmos family.

Care Tips

Pinch out tips at 15-20cm (8in) 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.