COSMOS Sensation Mixed Colors
Annual-One Season Plant - Height 3 to 4 feet
See our test garden photo of: Sensation
Outstanding, easy to grow, summer flowering annual. Excellent for garden color or to use for cut flowers. Use as a backdrop in beds or borders, masses or in cut flower garden. Flower colors are rose, crimson, pink and white.
Special Directions For Short Season Climates
SOWING: Simply broadcast seeds into desirable planting spot after danger of frost has passed. Cover seeds with 1/8 inch of fine soil. Can also be started indoors in individual peat pots or containers 3 to 4 weeks before last frost.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: When seedling plants are about 2 inches tall thin to about 12 inches apart. Carefully replant thinned plants.
LOCATION: Grow in full sun or part sun and shade in soil that is well-drained.
GERMINATION: 7 to 10 days at 70 degrees. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
One of the easiest of the summer flowering annuals to grow from seed. Plants may need to be staked, if spaced too far apart or exposed to heavy winds. They will continue to flower until first frost in the fall.