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Cosmos 'Sonata Pink' | Sarah Raven

Cosmos 'Sonata Pink'

I've fell in love with these soft pink cosmos in my pictorial meadow last summer. Compact and floriferous, Cosmos 'Sonata Pink' is ideal for pots and the front of a border.
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5 seedlings

10 seedlings

3 x 9cm pots (190196-3)

Delivery:

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

Details:

Type
Half-Hardy Annual
Position
Container Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - October
Height
45cm (18in)
Common name
Mexican Aster
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Grow seedlings on in individual pots or modules until large enough to plant out. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 7-10 days before transplanting into the garden after all risk of frost has passed.

Description

I've fell in love with these soft pink cosmos in my pictorial meadow last summer. Compact and floriferous, Cosmos 'Sonata Pink' is ideal for pots and the front of a border.

Cosmos last 10 days in the vase, produce at least two buckets of cut flowers a week from a 1 x 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.