You will be as happy as a kid in a candy shop when you plant Candystripe Cosmos Seeds in your flowerbed! The easy-growing Cosmos Candystripes will reach 3 to 5 feet in height and produce rich, pink hued flowers with petals edged in fiery, pure white. They are fabulous cut flowers too; they will last 10 days in a vase. A stunning bouquet of Candystripe Cosmos flowers is a great way to brighten you and your loved ones’ day!
Approx 25-30 seeds
|Name:||Cosmos - Candy Stripe|
|Botanical Name:||Cosmos bipinnatus|
|Color:||White with Rose Edge|
|Bloom Season:||Summer / Fall|
|Light Requirement:||Sun/Partial Shade|
Sowing Method: Direct sow
How to Plant & Grow Cosmos Flowers from Seeds
This Mexico native is one of the simplest flowers to grow, and they are suitable for all zones. Since they reseed themselves easily, they make perfect additions to wildflower meadows or naturalized areas. Children will love planting their cosmos seeds and watching them grow taller than they are!
Sow your Cosmos seeds in the full sun to partial shade. As cosmos flowers are very adaptable, they can thrive in average to poor soil quality, and they are tolerant to dry conditions. Scatter cosmos seeds outdoors after there is no longer a danger for frost. Seeds can be covered ¼ inch since they do not need light to germinate. Germination will usually occur in just 3 to 5 days, but it can take up to 2 weeks.
Once started, cosmoses require virtually no attention. You can add a general purpose fertilizer once or twice a season. If a plant grows very tall and is not planted in a wind protected area, it may require staking. If you want blooms all summer long, dead head the old blooms.