Bright Lights, Cosmo Seeds

Bright Lights, Cosmo Seeds

Few flowers grow as rapidly or as gracefully as the colorful and very popular Bright Lights Cosmos as it is known for its performance and adaptability. These cosmos are uniform growing plants that blooms throughout the summer. The Bright Lights Cosmo bear a profusion of intense, semi-double flowers with a delicate, feathery green foliage that gives an airy touch to the garden from midsummer to frost. This variety is wonderful for cutting and bringing inside in vases or bouquets. The Bright Lights Cosmo tolerate poor soil, heat and humidity and attracts Butterflies.
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Key Attributes

Sun
Sun: Full Sun / Partial Shade
Packet
Packet: 500 Seeds
Days To Maturity (# Days)
Days To Maturity (# Days): 90
Botanical Name
Botanical Name: Cosmo bipinnatus

Product Details

Weight

0.01

Depth

0.1

Height

4.5

Width

3.25

Plant Height

18-48"

Botanical Name

Cosmo bipinnatus

Seed Type

Seed

Additional Characteristics

Attracts Pollinators, Extended Blooms

Seeds Per Gram

121

Seeds Per Pound

55,000

Packet

500 Seeds

Sow Depth

1/8"

Seeds Per Ounce

3,438

Breed

Open-pollinated

Sun

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Growing Conditions

Container Friendly

Uses

Cut Flowers

Life Cycle

Annual

Sow Method

Direct Sow,Transplant

Categories

Flowers

Days To Maturity (# Days)

90

Seeds Per Acre

14 lbs

Components

Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Cosmos

Cosmos can appear in single or double blooms and are easy to care for. The flowers can reach up to 4 feet high but other varieties only reach 1 foot high.

Before Planting: Cosmos grow best in soil that has not been amended, so do not amend the soil prior to planting.

Planting: Scatter the seeds around the planting area and cover lightly with soil, no more than 1/4 inch. Space the seeds 12 to 18 inches apart.

Watering: Water regularly.

Fertilizer: Since Cosmos thrive on poor soil, do not add fertilizer to the plants.

Days to Maturity: Cosmos are good cut flowers that are long lasting and will begin to bloom about 7 weeks after sprouting.

Harvesting: Instead of deadheading, Cosmos can be cut to be displayed indoors and this has the same effect as deadheading would in encouraging more growth on the plant. Harvest when petals on the first flower are just opening, but not yet flattened.

Tips: Cosmos do well when paired with cleome, dahlias and cannas.

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