Cosmos - Candy Stripe (Cosmos bipinnatus Candystripe) Wild Cosmos Wildflowers Flower
Height: 18 to 60 inches
Gorgeous pink and white single blooms with a solid yellow centre - perfect for pollinators! Native to Mexico, this variety is one of the best loved wildflowers. Also known as 'Wild Cosmos', this variety is incredibly adaptable, and if they're not fertilized heavily, they rapidly develop into large branching plants with deep green fern-like leaves.
Cosmos is typically drought-tolerant. Prolific bloomer with 4 in deep pink daisy like flowers flamed with bright white on each petal; blooms from midsummer to the first frost and make fantastic long stemmed cut flowers. Great for borders, cottage style gardens and meadows.
- Full sun/ part sun
- Prefers well-draining soil
- Direct sow as soon as soil is warm (late spring) or start indoors early spring, cover seed lightly and plant out after frost danger.
- Germinates at 20C
- Attracts butterflies and bees
- Harvest seeds: at the end of the season and after blooms die down harvest seeds when the top of the pod is hard (and pointy) to the touch
- Seed Count: 1 gr