Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sweet Sixteen'
Cosmos 'Sweet Sixteen'
Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sweet Sixteen' bears eye-catching soft blushed pink blooms, each have distinct darker pink picotee edges and an attractive double frill in the centre of each flower. Cosmos Sweet Sixteen is ideal for adding height and interest to borders as well as making an intriguing cut flower.
|Botanical name||Cosmos bipinnatus|
|Common name||Cosmos 'Sweet Sixteen'|
|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 seeds from March to May. Sow seeds 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. Prefers a sunny position in light, well drained soil.|