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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Double Click Cranberries'

Like a handful of ruffled silk in the richest carmine. A brilliant cosmos that should become a staple in your garden.
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40 seeds

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

15 seedlings

5 jumbo seedlings

3 x 9cm pots (190424-3)

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)
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

Like a handful of ruffled silk in the richest carmine. A brilliant new find which should become a staple in your garden.

Cosmos are stacked full of nectar and pollen, making them great for creating a wildlife friendly garden. They produce more bunches of flowers from a square metre than any other plant, so are brilliant for growing your own cut flowers.

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.