Cosmos bipinnatus Dwarf Wonder Mix seeds
Lovely annual with daisy like flowers in shades of red, pink and white which will happily flower all summer long and attract bees and butterflies. Very easy to grow, children will love growing these bright and colourful flowers, which will be in flower just a few months from sowing.
Suitable for borders, containers and fantastic for cut flowers as the more you cut them, the more they will flower.
Half Hardy Annual
Flowers: June to October
Height: 60cm, Spread: 60cm
Position: Sun in any well drained soil
Packet of 40 seeds
Sowing: Sow from March to May 3mm deep in moist, good quality seed compost and cover with sieved compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal in a polythene bag and maintain a temperature of 18-25C. Germination should occur in 7-14 days.
Growing: When the seedlings have emerged, gradually increase the ventilation by opening the propagator vents or the bag. When large enough to handle, pot up into small pots (7-9cm) and grow on in cooler conditions in plenty of light but shaded from direct sunlight. When the plants are large enough, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions before planting out, 45cms apart in a sunny spot in well drained soil. Pinch out the growing tips of each stem as they grow to encourage bushiness and deadhead regularly throughout the summer.