Sonata Dwarf Mix Cosmos

$ 1.95

Sonata offers the same attractive foliage and lovely single blooms of the larger cosmos but the plants are 2 1/2-3 feet tall. The mix includes a pristine white, a brilliant carmine red, a rose pink, and a unique bicolor with pink edges and the carmine at the center. A classic summer flower, the foliage is finely cut, and the plants branch out and bloom profusely and continually.

50 seeds




Cosmos bipinnatus


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: 30-36” by 18-24”

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.