My mom always had cosmos growing in her vegetable garden. Tall, beautiful daisy type flowers atop tall ferny plants make a statement in the garden. They are much loves by bees and butterflies. This mix ranges in color from white to light purple, some are streaked with both colors. These beauties make a great annual hedge, though they should be staked if in a windy area. Open pollinated.
DAYS TO MATURITY About
90 – 110 Days
DAYS TO GERMINATION:
7-10 days at 75°F (24°C). When planted outside, soil temperature must be above 60°F (16°C).
Direct seed: After last frost, once soil temperature is above 60°F (16°C), sow seed thinly in rows, barely covering the seeds. Thin when the first true leaves appear. Tall varieties may benefit from some wind protection.
Transplant: Sow seed thinly, barely covering, 5-7 weeks before setting out. Keep soil moist until emergence. When the first true leaves appear transplant into larger containers. Harden off and transplant outdoors after the last frost.
9-12″. Wider spacing creates stronger, thicker stems.