Mini Blend

SKU: FL2415
Lovely, delicate Cosmos in a range of pinks and off-whites that only grows to 90cm (36") tall in full sun. This is a shorter version of the Sensation Mix, but not technically a dwarf variety. Read More

Exposure Full-sun

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More details about Mini Blend

Cosmos bipinnatus. Lovely, delicate Cosmos in a range of colours, from fuchsia to pink to white, that only grows to 90cm (36") tall in full sun. This is a shorter version of the Sensation Mix, but not technically a dwarf variety. Mini Blend Cosmos seeds produce flowers that are attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and wild pollinators. This blend looks fantastic on its own as a short growing meadow flower, and it is quite drought tolerant, so it's useful in xeriscaping. They're also pretty enough for gathering as cut flowers. Direct sow Cosmos seeds from April to early June and keep the mature plants deadheaded to prolong the blooming season until first frost.

Annual

Quick Facts:

    • Annual
    • Lovely and delicate
    • Range of pinks and off whites
    • Looks fantastic on its own
    • Attractive to hummingbirds

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All About Mini Blend

Latin

Latin
Cosmos bipinnatus & C. sulfureus
Family: Asteraceae

Difficulty

Difficulty
Very easy

Season & Zone

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun

Timing

Timing
Direct sow after the last frost date. Several sowings will result in a very long bloom period. Cosmos can also be started indoors in late winter for transplanting after last frost, once daytime temperatures are above 10°C (50°F). Seeds will sprout in 3-10 days. Optimal temperature for germination: 21-25°C (70-75°F).

Starting

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

Growing

Growing
Most varieties can get quite tall, and in exposed or windy gardens can benefit from staking or trellis netting laid horizontally over the bed for the stems to grow through before blooming. Deadhead and cut for bouquets regularly to extend the bloom period.

How to Grow Cosmos

Step 1: Timing

Direct sow after the last frost date. Several sowings will result in a very long bloom period. Cosmos can also be started indoors in late winter for transplanting after last frost, once daytime temperatures are above 10°C (50°F). Seeds will sprout in 3-10 days. Optimal temperature for germination: 21-25°C (70-75°F).

Step 2: Starting

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

Step 3: Growing

Most varieties can get quite tall, and in exposed or windy gardens can benefit from staking or trellis netting laid horizontally over the bed for the stems to grow through before blooming. Deadhead and cut for bouquets regularly to extend the bloom period.

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