Tall version for the back of the border or heavenly mass planting; will self-seed to create a sea of blooms. Simple white flowers edged and streaked in vibrant pink float delicately above fine foliage. Cosmos love poor soil and hot sunny dry locations, which is useful for most of us!
DESCRIPTION: Flowering annual with delicate fern-like foliage and white flowers striped in bright pink. Cosmos thrive in dry hot sites, ideal for mass planting in exposed garden beds. PLANTING: Sow spring & summer in most states and winter in northern states of Australia. Check the seed pack for detailed info on planting in your area. Sow seeds into seed raising mixture or direct into their final position, cover with a light layer of soil and keep moist. Thin seedlings if they become crowded & replant elsewhere. Plant in free draining soil in a full sun location for best flowering. CARE: Water seedlings regularly until established and continue to provide water especially during dry spells. Mulch plants to keep the shallow roots cool in summer. For an extra long flowering season, remove spent blooms and feed with liquid fertiliser.