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Pastel Cosmos Collection

Like a bag of sugared almonds, both growing in a pair of pots in our Dutch Yard, and filling a corner of our cutting garden, this quartet of cosmos reigned supreme in our trials last summer.
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120 seeds

20 seedlings

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
July - October
Height
90cm (36in)
Common name
Mexican Aster
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
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. Thin to 45cm (18in).

Description

Like a bag of sugared almonds, both growing in a pair of pots in our Dutch Yard, and filling a corner of our cutting garden, this quartet of cosmos reigned supreme in our trials last summer. I loved picking them for my favourite jade vase (as pictured).

This collection contains 1 packet (30 seeds) each of:

Care Tips

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.