Sonata offers the same attractive foliage and lovely single blooms of the larger cosmos but the plants are under 2 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.
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: 24” 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.