“During this time of crisis, many families have faced significant challenges and more than ever have had to rely on our food banks. Supporting the food bank is one important way for us to support families during this time of need.”
- Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC’s Provincial Health Officer
West Coast Seeds salutes Dr. Bonnie Henry MD, MPH, FRCPC, British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer. Help us pay tribute to Dr. Henry by raising funds for her charity of choice, Food Banks Canada. Thirty four per cent of Canadians relying on food banks are children, even though they represent only nineteen per cent of the population. 100% of proceeds from the sale of the seed pack will be donated to Food Banks Canada in the province or territory where it is purchased from. The blend includes Purity, Bright Lights, Daydream, and Sensation Mix.
This product was developed with the cooperation and participation of Dr. Henry and her team.
Thank you to everyone who has supported this charitable initiative. So far, you've helped us raise over $130,000 for Food Banks Canada.
Cosmos will flower more in poor soil, rather than rich, so avoid manures and fertilizers. Pinch out the growing point when plants are around 45cm (18″) tall to encourage bushier growth and more flowering points. Water during very dry spells, but otherwise, Cosmos is well suited to xeriscaping. Seeds are easy to harvest and save.
These annual plants that are sometimes referred to as Cosmea.
Cosmos bipinnatus & C. sulfureus
Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun
Direct sow from early March right up until mid-June. Several sowings will result in a very long bloom period. You can also start Cosmos indoors in February to early March for transplanting late March to mid-April. Seeds will sprout in 3-10 days. Optimal temperature for germination: 21-25°C (70-75°F).
Sow seeds very shallowly only a few millimeters (1/8″) deep. Thin or transplant to 20-25cm (8-10″) apart.