Cosmos Sweet Kisses - Mr. Fothergill&

Cosmos Sweet Kisses - Mr. Fothergill's Seeds

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Cosmos bipinnatus

  • Half Hardy Annual
  • Full Sun
  • Tall plants with large ruffled blooms
  • Bushy plants with attractive airy foliage
  • Perfect for the back of mixed borders
  • Intricate, ruffled blooms
  • Germination in 14-21 days.
  • Attract bees and butterflies

Stunning intricate ruffled picotee blooms which will flower throughout the summer. Tall and fine feathery foliage.

Approx. 50 seeds

Sow indoors for surest results, February-April, 0.5cm (¼") deep, in trays of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Transplant seedlings, 5cm (2") apart, to other trays when large enough to handle (always hold by a leaf, never by the stem). Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out into well-drained soil, May-June, 30cm (1') apart, when frosts are over.

Sow outdoors for ease, April-May, where they are to flower, 1.5cm (½”) deep, into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 30cm (1') apart. Water well until plants are established. Flowers: June-October.

Remove the dead heads regularly to prolong the flowering season. Cosmos does well, even in poor soils or dry summers.

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