Cosmos Bright Lights Mix
Cosmos sulphureus Annual. 3'
Bright Lights Cosmos Mix semi-double flowers in vivid yellow, orange, golds and scarlets add a bright note to the summer garden. Feathery foliage adds airy gracefulness to cosmos. Blooms continuously until frost, heat and drought tolerant. Cosmos grow with low fertility and little care. I like to scatter the seed in my flower borders to be surprized in summer with brilliant blooms. I Also plant cosmos directly into my vegetable garden on along the perimeter of the garden. Attracts butterflies.
Planting Directions: Sow seed indoors 4 to 5 weeks before last frost. Plant seed 1/8” deep in sterile seed starting mix with a soil temperature of 70? to 75?. Direct sow in the garden after last frost in well prepared soil. Transplant outdoors when daytime temperatures begin to warm in spring. Plant in full sun in any type soil although cosmos will flower more abundantly if planted in poorer soil. Water regularly until plants are well established then cut back on watering. Cosmos tolerates dry soil and is good for xeriscaping. Pinch back plants when young to encourage more branching and more blooms. Blooms all summer until severe frost.