Rose Bon Bon

Quick Facts:

    • Annual
    • Award winning variety from France
    • Fully double, soft rose pink flowers
    • Medium sized plants to 1.2m (4') high
    • Easy to grow

Rose Bon Bon

Description:

Cosmos bipinnatus. Yes, it's a Cosmos! Rose Bon Bon cosmos seeds are a new Fleuroselect Award winning variety from France, and part of the Double Click Cosmos series. Fully double flowers appear in soft rose pink on easy-to-grow, medium sized plants. Height to 1.2m (4'). This exquisite annual makes a wonderful cut flower, with petals almost as curled as Dianthus. Rose Bonbon really stood out for us at the All American Selections flower trials this past summer in Ontario. Major "Wow" factor!

Annual

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
0.25g (approx. 30 seeds) FL2028A $4.39 In stock $0.00
1g (approx. 120 seeds) FL2028B $9.99 In stock $0.00
5g (approx. 600 seeds) FL2028C $24.99 In stock $0.00
$0.00

Quick Facts:

    • Annual
    • Award winning variety from France
    • Fully double, soft rose pink flowers
    • Medium sized plants to 1.2m (4') high
    • Easy to grow

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. Cosmos seeds are easy to harvest and save. These annual plants are sometimes referred to as Cosmea. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow Cosmos from seed.

Latin
Cosmos bipinnatus & C. sulfureus
Family: Asteraceae

Difficulty
Very easy

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun

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

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.

Rose Bon Bon has a rating of 5.0 stars based on 1 reviews.