Cosmos bipinnatus

Cosmos Double Dutch

R60.00

One of the most prolific bee friendly summer bloomers, cosmos produces buckets of flowers for months on end with regular harvesting.

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Flower type:Disk
Life cycle:Heat-loving Annual
Climate:Thrives in warm temperatures.
Sowing guide:Direct sow (recommended) in spring or sow in trays and transplant after 4-6 weeks and only when soil temperatures are above 16 C.
Germination guide:7-10 days @ 21 C. Light required - cover seed with thin layer of soil.
Position:Full Sun
Spacing:30 cm
Pinch:Yes, when 30 cm high
Flowering time:90-100 days after sowing
Final height:120 cm

Growing Tips:

Provide horisontal plant support when growing in windy areas.


Harvesting Tips:

Harvest when the individual flowers are half-way open. Plants respond well to regular cutting. Expected vase life is 4-7 days.

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