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Cosmos - Sensation Mixed

£1.25

Cosmos 'Sensation Mixed' is a tall, upright variety which produces an abundance of daisy-like flowers which will look great at the back of a border. The foliage is delicate and fern like, and the flowers come in a range of colours including white, pink and carmine.

This excellent, easy to grow flower will produce a bright bloom all summer long right through until late October and is ideal for cut flowers. The bees and butterflies love them too..

 

When to sow Sow indoors March to April or outdoors April to May.
Where to sow Sow indoors in moist compost filled pots or trays 0.5cm (1/4in) deep and cover the seeds with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a warm position (temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal).
Sow direct outdoors in flowering position 0.5cm (1/4in) deep.
What to do next For seeds sown indoors, when seedlings are large enough to handle and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Then transplant into final growing position planting them 30cm (12in) apart. 
Thin the seedlings sown outdoors out so they are 30cm (12in) apart. Carefully replant thinned plants to fill any gaps.
  Water well until plants are established. 
  Deadhead to prolong flowering and encourage new flower buds. 
Handy tips Pinch out the growing tip of each stem when transplanting to encourage stems to branch and produce more Cosmos flowers.
Flowering period June to October.
Uses  Ideal for cut flowers and as a tall flower at the back of a border.
Height 120cm (48in)
Spread 30cm (12in)

 

 

 



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