Cup and Saucers Mix Cosmos
We hope this variety will dazzle you as much as it did us, it was our absolute favorite flower trial for 2017! First cosmo of its kind with petals that are fused together forming a cup, appearing like a graceful tulip. Cupcake was a true standout in our cottage style flower beds, blooming all season long, rain or shine, and is so very lovely in a bouquet. White, pink, and blush petals with single, double, and semi-double flowers.
Germination: 7-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF.
Seed Planting Depth: Sow ⅛” deep
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant after the last frost,12-18” apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow outdoors after the last frost, sow a few seeds every 6", thin 12-18" apart.
Growth Habit: Upright, branching
Height and Width: 48” by 24-36”
Spacing: 12-18” apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Poor to average, well-drained, tolerates dry soil
Approximate days to flower from seed: 75-90 days
Uses: Cut flowers, flower beds, containers, wildflower and cottage gardens, attracts butterflies and beneficials,
Care: Deadheading prolongs flowering, staking tall plants helps keep them upright when the plant is full of blooms. Self-seeds.