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COSMOS bipinnatus( SENSATION SERIES)
Sensation Series cosmos offer multitudes of big, single, pastel-hued daisies on bushy, carefree plants throughout the summer. This strain was developed from a showy annual species native to fields and open areas of Mexico, and is notable for its earlier flowering habit.
Growing quickly from seed, the tall, many-branched stems of these plants are lined with feathery, very finely divided, light to medium green foliage. A profusion of large, bowl-shaped daisies top the stems throughout the summer. They are composed of colorful white, pink, crimson or rose 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 evenly 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 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
3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m
2'-4' / 0.6m - 1.2m
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Hybrid Origin, Mexico
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
White, Pink, Light Pink, Fuchsia, Burgundy, Lavender
Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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