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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata Carmine'

The compact, pot-suitable version of the classic carmine Cosmos 'Dazzler'.
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50 seeds

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

5 jumbo seedlings

3 x 9cm pots (190195-3)

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
Container Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - October
Height
45cm (18in)
Group/Species
bipinnatus
Common name
Mexican Aster
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
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

A compact and container-perfect form of carmine cosmos, just like 'Dazzler' but one-third the size. You cannot go wrong with this easy to grow and very long-flowering variety. Use it as a front of border filler. Pick it for vases too.

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.