PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).

Cosmea bipinnatus 'Xanthos'
Cosmos 'Xanthos'
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Annual, Half hardy
Flowering period Summer-early autumn
Height 18-24in/45-70cm
Light preference Sun/Part shade
Soil preference Any reasonable, fertile, moist soil
Sowing time/depth Spring, barely cover
A beautiful dwarf cosmos studded with pale yellow blooms all summer. Full description coming soon. Externally sourced seeds.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Can be sown direct, lightly raked into the soil, thinning to approx. 18in apart. Alternatively, sow under cover in spring in modules or seed trays, at 68-77F/20-25C. Do not exclude light, which aids germination. Move into individual pots as the plants develop. Wait until frost no longer poses a threat before planting into open ground. Pinch out growing tips once the plants are about 9-12in tall, to encourage branching. Prefers a fertile, moist soil in full sun.
Seed
1 x packet (24 seeds approx.) £2.25

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