Candystripe, Cosmo Seeds

Cosmos

Candystripe, Cosmo Seeds

Cosmos

The Candystripe Cosmo is a charming flower variety that produces beautiful white blooms with rose to crimson markings, which looks attractive in a bouquet. This stunning variety is suitable for cutting, beds and borders, and the pollinator garden.
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Product Details

Botanical Name

Containers

Seed Type

Seed

Seeds Per Gram

199

Seeds Per Pound

89000

Packet

500 seeds

Sow Depth

Cosmo bipinnatus

Seeds Per Ounce

5563

Growing Conditions

Extended Blooms,Cut Flowers,Attracts Beneficial Insects

Sow Method

Direct Sow,Transplant

Categories

Flowers

Zones

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Weight

.01

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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