Cosmos - Polidor
This is a bright, striking mixture of orange, lemon and red shades. The semi-double flowers, of medium size, are borne on bushy plants of fresh, fern-like foliage. This variety is earlier to bloom than many other Cosmos.
Germinate from March to May at 18-20C on the surface of a good free draining, damp seed compost. Apply a layer of compost or vermiculite, 3mm deep. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 5-10 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination. Transplant seedlings, when large enough to handle into 7.5cm pots. Grow on in cooler conditions for at least 1-15 days before planting out. Plant outside after all risk of frost, 3cm apart.