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A radiant new cosmos series highly sought after for cut flower arrangements. Rich, cranberry pink, fully double and semi-double blooms are a huge hit at farmers markets and beautiful as a backdrop in a flower bed. Blooms slightly later than other cosmos. Grows up to 48”.
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.
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I'm at 105 days and just getting buds. Plants are vigorous -- perhaps it just didn't like Philly weather this summer or zinnia company? Will start earlier next year.
Great! This was easy to seed in the cold frame!