Sensation Mix Cosmos FCO-8700
Lovely 4" single flowers with
a yellow center and wide pink, white, or magenta petals on tall, airy plants.
Feathery delicate leaves. Ideal for cutting.Easily grown in average soil once the soil has warmed. 4-5' plants make a beautiful summer background, or screen.
Key ingredient of many butterfly and beneficial insect mixes, as it is their favorite color, has a flat disk flower for them to land on, lots of nectar and blooms until frost.
Excellent companion for corn.
BOTANICAL NAME: Cosmos bipinnatus
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS:May start seed in flats, or direct-sow where it is to grow. Does well at the edges of vegetable and corn beds, drawing pollinators. Transplant 18" apart to an area (preferably) with full sun, though it can tolerate partial shade. Cosmos is quick-growing and self-seeds. It can grow in poor soil, but does best in rich soil. Remove spent blossoms to promote continuous bloom. Staking is suggested if soil is rich and moist. Cosmos is a half-hardy annual that grows to a height of 2-3'.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Annual/Height 2-3'/Spacing 12-18"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Bee Friendly