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COSMOS bipinnatus( SEASHELLS SERIES)
The eye-catching blossoms of Seashells Series cosmos feature unique, tubular petals, adding a distinctive charm to bouquets and summer gardens. This strain was developed from a showy annual species native to fields and open areas of Mexico.
Growing quickly from seed, the many-branched stems of these bushy plants are lined with feathery, very finely divided, light to medium green foliage. A profusion of large, colorful daisies bloom in shades of white, pink, rose and carmine throughout the summer. They are composed of tubular ray petals surrounding a central button of yellow disc flowers. Butterflies will visit and flutter among the bright, cheerful blossoms.
Annual cosmos are heat-loving plants which grow best in full sun and moist to somewhat dry, well-drained soil of average to modest fertility. Seeds may be sown directly in the ground after danger of frost has passed, or may be started indoors several weeks before this for earlier blooms. Remove faded blossoms regularly for best flowering and performance. These colorful beauties are ideal for use as bedding annuals, in meadow gardens, or for filling gaps in mixed borders. They also make excellent cut flowers.
12 - 1
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Hybrid Origin, Mexico
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
White, Pink, Rose, Crimson
Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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