Cupcakes and Saucers Cosmos Seeds
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Oh, Cosmos, your moniker stands for the order and harmony of the universe, but we love your wild, care-free ways. Sweet little bursts of color, bobbing on wispy stems with lacy leaves. Wild, bushy growers, Cosmos are agreeable little guys; they love the sun and heat, don't mind when you forget to water them, and push up new flowers every darn day.
Includes 25 seeds
- HEIGHT2-3ft when full grown
- SPACING9" between plants
- LIGHTFull sun, or part-shade
- ZONEGrows everywhere in the USA (annual, zones 2-11)
- INCLUDES25 seeds
- Botanical NameCosmos bipinnatus
- DEER Deer resistant
- KIDS+PETS Non-toxic
- CLIMATE Heat loving
- WATER Drought tolerant
- INDOOR+POTSGrows well in containers outside
How to Plant
Stick in the dirt 1/8" deep, 2" apart. Water gently and regularly as seedlings emerge over the next 2 weeks. Once babies are 2” tall, pluck so there's just one per 8-12".
Where to Plant
Find a place that gets mostly sun, in well-draining soil.
When to Plant
Spring, after last frost, or start inside 6 weeks earlier.
When to Expect Blooms
Blooms all summer long.
Tolerant of heat and poor soil, but water during dry spells. Pick flowers to encourage more.
When your plant is about 9-12" tall you can pinch off the main growth tip to encourage a bushier plant with more blooms.