Cosmos - Gloria (Cosmos bipinnatus G) Cosmos Gloria Wildflowers Flower
Height 24 to 36 in
Cosmos Gloria, also called Mexican Aster, Gloria Cosmos is a popular variety of garden Cosmos which can be sown outside in early spring or after last frost, and is one of the best flowers for xeriscaping. This Cosmos variety features attractive finely-cut foliage and blooms with extra large (4 in), bi-coloured, deep pink daisy-like flowers with a bright magenta halo around the pretty yellow centre. This variety blooms all summer long into the late fall.
Cosmos Gloria is also a great choice for mass plantings in meadows, along roadsides, walkways and any naturalized landscapes. Cosmos is great for window boxes and container planting. Cosmos is a low maintenance plant with brightly coloured flowers that attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees, and resists heat and drought. Blooms from midsummer to the first frost. Excellent choice for cutting gardens and make fantastic long stemmed cut flowers. Great for borders, cottage style gardens and meadows.
- Full sun/ part sun
- Thrives in average to poor soil
- Direct sow as soon as soil is warm (late spring); seeds can be sown at any time before midsummer for extended blooming period
- OR start indoors early spring, sow seeds 1/16 in deep; cover seed lightly and transplant out after frost danger
- Germination Time: 14 to 21 Days @ 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