Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
COSMOS bipinnatus 'Versailles Tetra'( VERSAILLES SERIES)
Cosmos ‘Versailles Tetra’ displays huge pink and rose daisies atop bushy plants throughout the summer. A member of the Versailles Series, it was developed from a showy annual species native to fields and open areas of Mexico, and is notable for its exceptionally large flowers.
Growing quickly from seed, the tall, many-branched stems of this plant 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 pink ray petals with a deeper rose ring 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 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'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Hybrid Origin, Mexico
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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