COSMOS (Bright Lights, Mixed Colors)
Annual One Season Plant - Height 2 to 3 feet
A showy graceful annual with large bright flowers in yellow, gold, orange and red shades. Foliage is finely cut but not as lacy as Cosmos Sensation nor does it grow as tall. Blooms all summer until frost, very effective when grown in masses as a background planting and informal flower gardens. Makes excellent cut flowers.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow seeds directly outdoors after danger of frost has passed through early summer. Can also be sown early indoors in individual peat pots or containers. Cover seed with 1/4 inch fine soil.
THINNING & TRANSPLANTING: Thin or transplant to 12 inches apart when plants are 2 to 3 inches tall.
GERMINATION: 7 to 10 days. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Cosmos grows best in full sun in ordinary garden soil. Very easy to grow, may re-sow itself. Fairly drought resistant, water only when soil is dry for an extended period. Cut newly opened blooms and place immediately in cool water for longer lasting cut flowers.