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Cosmos sulphureus 'Bright Lights' | Sarah Raven

Cosmos sulphureus 'Bright Lights'

A great colour mix of deep-orange and tangerine, single and semi-double flowers.
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100 seeds

5 seedlings (190453-5)

10 seedlings (190453-10)

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 - October, 12-14 weeks from sowing
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
sulphureus
Common name
Yellow Cosmos
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
100 seeds
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

A great colour mix of deep orange and tangerine flowers in single and double forms.

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.