Cosmos Flower Seeds - Double Click Rose Bonbon
(Cosmos bipinnatus) 75-90 days to maturity.
Double Click Rose Bonbon Cosmos will bring a playful elegance to both your garden and kitchen this summer. Their timeless dusty rose colour and deluxe frilly blooms, will have all who see them smiling. Butterflies love visiting their sweet like candy flowers and will be steady whimsical guests in your garden. Double Click Rose Bonbon Cosmos can grow up to 4 feet tall and will need a little support, but they love being cut back, growing fresh blooms all summer long.
Soil requirement: Prefers poor soil that is well-draining. Avoid manures and fertilizers.
Sun requirement: Full sun, can tolerate partial shade.
Ph requirement: Tolerates most soil level Ph, but prefers alkaline to neutral soils ( Ph 7.0-7.5)
Indoor seed sowing timing: Sow 4 to 6 weeks before last spring frost. Sow seeds shallowly, 1/8" deep, in moistened grow medium.
Germination: Optimal germination temperature is 21-25 degrees. Cosmos seeds should germinate in 3 to 10 days.
Outdoor seed sowing timing: Direct sow after risk of frost has passed. Sow seeds shallowly, 1/8' deep, and cover lightly. Keep bed moist until germination.
Spacing: Sow or thin plants 8-10 inches apart. Cosmos has a bushy growth habit so leave ample room.
Tip: If you want to encourage your cosmos to bush out and blooms lots start pinching the growing ends as the plant reaches around 18", get ready for quite the flower show!
Watering: Cosmos is so great at tolerating dry soil hence why it makes a great xeriscape plant. In seedling stage water regularly in the first 2 months, or once established. Be sure to water during very dry spells ; )
Harvesting fresh flowers: cut flowers before bloom has cracked opene or barely open. When it is picked at this stage the Cosmos flower will last days longer in a vase, for your enjoyment! 🤍
Harvesting Seeds: Pick flowers that are losing petals or dying back. As all the petals fall you'll be left with the flower head of dried seeds. If the seeds are properly dried, the seeds should look brown and sharp looking. Grasp the seed head and gently pull, all the seeds should come off for next years planting ; )
Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia, Canada.