Cosmea is a popularwhich is easily recognised by its slender shape, delicate ferny foliage and large which look like single . Grow it in or flower beds for or for a summer-long outdoors. Stake tall varieties and remove dead blooms to prolong the flowering season.
VARIETIES: Most garden Cosmeas are varieties of C. bipin-natus. The usual choice is ‘Sensation Mixed’ – 3 ft tall with white, pink or red flowers. The red-and-white patterned ‘Candy Stripe’ is more eye-catching. The varieties of C. sulphureus have bright flowers and wider. Choose from ‘Sunset’ (3 ft. orange, semi-double), ‘Klondyke’ (2 ft. orange, double) or the new dwarf ‘Sunny Gold’ (1 ft. orange, double).
SITE AND SOIL: Any well-drained garden soil, but light or medium land is preferred. Choose a sunny spot.
PLANT DETAILS: Height 1-3 ft.
Spacing: 1.5 ft.
Flowering period: July-October.
PROPAGATION: Follow the Half Hardy Annual technique . In mild districtsoutdoors in May.
Flowering period: for nearly alland lies somewhere between the beginning of June and the end of October. However, by careful selection you can have flowers in theannual bed or borderalmost all year round. For each month there is a list of and biennials which can be expected to be in full bloom – remember that some of these plants may come into flower earlier and can continue to bloom for many weeks afterwards.