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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Versailles Tetra' | Sarah Raven

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Versailles Tetra'

A lovely, bright-pink flower, deepening to carmine at the centre.
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100 seeds

5 super plugs

3 x 9cm pots (190525-9C03)

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
June - November, 12-14 weeks from sowing
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
bipinnatus
Common name
Mexican Aster
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
100 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)

Description

The quickest and earliest cosmos to flower. It has lovely bright pink flowers, deepening to carmine at the centre – perfect for those who like slightly softer colour.

Cosmos flower 14 weeks from sowing, last 10 days in the vase, produce at least two buckets of cut flowers a week from a 1x 1m patch and do so from late June until November – so that's nearly fifty buckets of flowers in one season from a small patch. They are impossible to beat.

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.