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
Seed Planting Depth: 1/8" deep
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75 degree F soil temperature. Transplant into the garden after the last frost. Water seedlings regularly until established.
Outside Sowing: Spring when soil temperatures reach 60-65 degrees. Sow a few seeds every 2-6", thinning out to 10-18" apart.
Growth Habit: Upright
Height and Width: 30-36" x 24"
Spacing: 10-18" apart
Light Needs : Full sun
Soil Needs : Poor to average, well drained, dry
Approximate days to flower from seed: 90 days
Uses: Cut flowers, flower beds, containers, wildflower and cottage gardens, attracts butterflies and beneficials, tolerates dry soil.
Care: Deadheading prolongs flowering, staking tall plants helps keep them upright when the plant is full of blooms.