COSMOS Sea Shells
Annual - One Season Plant - Height: 4 to 5 feet
See our test garden photo of: Sea Shells Cosmos
A unique summer flowering annual with exotic tubular flowers. Use grouped together as a backdrop in planting beds for a spectacular effect. Blooms in shades of pink, red 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 & SPACING: 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
Very easy to grow from seed, Sea Shells Cosmos make great cut flowers. Plant in an area protected from strong winds. Planting close together 'en masse' or staking plants will also help. Grows best in full sun or part sun and shade in well drained soil. Water plants at base when dry.