Cosmos bipinnatus 'Antiquity'
Cosmos bipinnatus 'Antiquity' is a completely unique colour. The flowers are rich burgundy on opening and change to an antique bronze-salmon when ageing creating an attractive, two-toned effect. Very early flowering and floriferous all summer. Excellent for borders or containers.
|Botanical name||Cosmos bipinnatus|
|Common name||Cosmos 'Antiquity'|
|Flower colour||Pink, Red|
|Flowering time||Summer, Autumn|
|Plant type||Flower Seeds|
|Season of interest||Summer, Autumn|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||0.6m - 1m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow March to May on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed compost. Cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) until after germination which usually takes 7-14 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 30-45cm (12-18in) apart.When growing Cosmos plants, water regularly until they are fully established. Deadhead faded Cosmos flowers regularly to encourage more blooms to be produced throughout the summer.|