Half hardy Annual
Description – Following the amazing success of Double Click Mixed, this is the first straightcoloured, high-quality, fully-double Cosmos from seed to be introduced! The spectacular, rose pom-pom flowers sit proudly on top of strong stems, making Double Click Rose Bonbon a ‘must’ for adding height to summer borders and an imposing and rarely-seen cut flower. Height: 60-90cm (2-3 feet).
Sowing – Sow seed on the surface of a good, free- draining, damp, seed compost. Cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) until after germination which usually takes 7-14 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.
Growing – Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 3-45cm (12-18in) apart.
Aftercare – Prefers a sunny position in light, well-drained soil.
Flowers – July to October