Half Hardy Annual
Description – A truly magnificent cosmos variety! Its petals appear bright pink in full sunand as the light fades in the evening (or on cloudy days) the orange tones intensify, giving the impression of colour-changing blooms. Simply stunning!
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 apropagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 18-25°C (65-77°F) 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. Grow on in cooler conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 45cm (18in) apart.
Flowers – July to October