COSMOS Gloria ,Flowers SEED- (Cosmos bipinnatus) Annual
- Approx 4,500 seeds per oz
- The flowers of this variety have pink petals and a rose colored eye. Suitable for cutting, beds and borders, and the pollinator garden.
- Add colorful texture to any bouquet.
- Great for the garden or container!
Originally, Cosmos came from wildflowers, of course, and are native to our own southwest and more commonly, Mexico. These annuals also go by the name of Mexican Aster. Cosmos Mexican Aster does well in hot, desert type areas, but they easily adapt to many conditions and thrive. Cosmos are known as an excellent cut flower with a vase life of 7 - 10 days. Cut the blooms in the early morning hours, and select stems with flowers that have just opened. Remove the leaves below the water line, and enjoy a beautiful bouquet!
Directly sow Cosmos Mexican Aster flower seeds into prepared seed beds after danger of frost has passed. Sow the Cosmos flower seeds in rows, 18 inches apart. Sow 6 seeds per foot. Lightly cover Cosmos seeds with 1/16 inch of soil. Keep flower seeds moist. Thin to strongest plant 12 inches apart. Or, if you're not into measurements, Cosmos flower seeds can be scattered onto the prepared soil. Lightly rake the soil over the Cosmos seeds at a depth of 1/16 inch. Keep the Cosmos flower seed moist until germination. They perform well even when crowded.
USDA Zones: 3 - 10
Height: 36 - 48 inches
Bloom Season: Summer and fall
Bloom Color: Rose
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.4
Temperature: 70 - 85F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: 1/16 inch
Sowing Rate: 6 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 12 - 18 inches
We carries a nice assortment of these Cosmos varieties: