Dr. Bonnie Henry Pollinator Blend

Quick Facts:

    • Very easy to grow
    • Single daisy shaped flowers
    • Blooms in pink, white, yellow, orange
    • Deadhead to extend flowering
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Dr. Bonnie Henry Pollinator Blend

Description:

“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, and Sensation Mix.

This product was developed with the cooperation and participation of Dr. Henry and her team.

UPDATE: We have sold out of our initial run of Dr. Henry packets. Please preorder now for estimated December 7th, 2020 shipping. Thank you for all your support. Over 9000 packets have now been ordered, meaning you've helped us raise over $50,000 for Food Banks Canada.

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5g (approx. 715 seeds) FL3909A $5.89 In stock $0.00
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Quick Facts:

    • Very easy to grow
    • Single daisy shaped flowers
    • Blooms in pink, white, yellow, orange
    • Deadhead to extend flowering
    • Preorder Now

How To Grow

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.

Latin
Cosmos bipinnatus & C. sulfureus
Family: Asteraceae

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun
Zone: 2-10

Timing
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).

Starting
Sow seeds very shallowly only a few millimeters (1/8″) deep. Thin or transplant to 20-25cm (8-10″) apart.