Cosmos - All Sorts Mixed
This wonderful mixture contains a full range of flower forms and colours and includes much-sought-after picotees and stripes. This is an easy-to-grow annual which will flower all summer and its height means that it will make a superb backdrop to your borders or a long-lasting and pretty addition to flower arrangements! Height: 100-120cm.
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 until after germination which usually takes 7-14 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 3-45cm apart. Prefers a sunny position in light, well-drained soil.