Harvest Bunch Collection
In this collection
|Sow Under Cover|
- Cutting Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- July - October
- 90cm (36in)
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 45cm (18in)
- 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. Thin to 45cm (18in).
A perfect example of the soft, warm, cashmere jersey palette of peach and apricot (cosmos and calendula) stopped from being too cloying by the bobbing heads of velvet crimson scabious.This collection contains 5 or 10 seedlings, or 3 x 9cm pots each of:
- Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Cat'
- Calendula officinalis 'Sunset Buff'
- Cosmos bipinnatus 'Apricotta'
Pinch out tips at 15-20cm (8in) 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.