|Cool spikey seedhead |
We've grown these from seed a few times over the years, but last year I didn't; for the first time, I found a volunteer plant, so that we could enjoy its golden flowers anyway. So we collected seed, and have started them again officially this year.
||ordinary garden soil
||germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
|Seed ripens||early August|
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list
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|Sam Verbena||Jul 16, 2006||Ihave grown four different cosmo mixes including sonata seashelletc. and this one is my favorite!|
|Harsono||Nov 23, 2008||Leaves have strong pungent scent and flavour and are used in Javanese cooking, very high in anti-oxidant.|
|Tami M.||Aug 19, 2009||I planting this beautiful Cosmo from seed and now have a very large, 4 1/2 foot shrub of greenery with no blooms as of yet. It is almost late August and I am wondering if I will see blooms soon? I am in MO and the plant is getting full sun. Thank you for your help.|
Our orange cosmos started blooming over a month ago. But I am still waiting for the pink ones to do their thing. Maybe they just like to keep you in suspense...
|Linda Woods||Nov 08, 2017||Once you sow cosmos seeds you will ALWAYS have cosmos, every year! Forever. and Ever. However, I got tired of the orange ones EVERYWHERE, so now I am pulling every seedling as I see it to try to change the colors in my garden, lol. Only zinnias are equally prolific in my mind!
That's not my experience – I had to sow afresh every year to have cosmos in the garden. Just goes to show how many differences there are due to climate, gardening methods, etc.
- Seed for 'Bright Lights', Park '01. Baggy 70F (55%G, 4-6d)
- Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (93%G, 4-7d)
- Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 70F (96%G, 3-6d)
- Seed from '10 garden. Baggy 70F (100%G, 3-5d)
- Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 70F (88%G, 3-5d)
- Seed from '09/'10 gardens. Baggy 70F (94%G, 4-6d)
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