Cosmos bipinnatus, C. sulphureus
Cosmos plants are tough, self supporting, heavy blooming and easy to maintain. Blooms are brightly colored, appear over a long season, attract butterflies, and are excellent for cutting. Enjoy cosmos in pots, beds, or borders.
Unanimously voted the Fleuroselect Gold Medal for 2016, Xanthos represents a color breakthrough for cosmos. For the first time cosmos are available in a unique, soft butter-yellow shade.
Xanthos cosmos are quickly covered in 2.5-inch, single flowers, and continue to bloom throughout the warm season. Plants are uniform and compact, 24 inches tall by 16 inches wide. Bloom is in just 70 days from seed. Xanthos cosmos is an outstanding performer in sunny borders and containers.
Dark-red flowers on compact, well-shaped, 24-30 inch tall plants. Rubinato cosmos will add rich color to your containers and borders. A Fleuroselect Approved Novelty for 2016.
Smaller Growing Cosmos Varieties for Bedding and Containers.
COSIMO SERIES Cosmos Seeds Cosmos bipinnatus
Flowering in as little as 8-12 weeks from seed, the Cosimo series is one of the first cosmos to come into bloom. The heavy-flowering, 18-24 inch tall, bushy and compact plants produce impressive masses of blooms. Flowers are excellent for cutting. Use Cosimo cosmos in garden beds or containers, where plants will bloom all summer long. All 3 Cosimo cosmos varieties have been designated as a Fleuroselect Approved Novelty.
COSIMO PURPLE RED-WHITE Cosmos
Purple-red flowers with white highlights. Space-saving plants grow 1.5-2-feet tall. A Fleuroselect Approved Novelty.
COSIMO COLLARETTE Cosmos
Semi-double, pink and white bicolor flowers. A dainty central collar of smaller petals lends special appeal to Cosimo Collarette cosmos. A Fleuroselect Approved Novelty.
COSIMO PURPLE RED Cosmos
Deep purple-red flowers on 18-24 inch tall plants. A Fleuroselect Approved Novelty.
SONATA SERIES Cosmos Seeds Cosmos bipinnatus
Heavy-blooming, dwarf, 2-foot tall plants are covered in large, 2.5-3 inch flowers. Petal tips are gently frilled. Plants bloom from late spring into early autumn, are extremely heat tolerant and versatile. Sonata cosmos are excellent choices, for containers and cut-flower gardens. Or use the well-shaped plants to edge paths, mass in beds, or blend into borders.
SONATA MIX Cosmos
A formula mix composed of the four Sonata series colors: white, pink with dark eye, lavender pink, and magenta. Easy-to-grow plants reach 24-inches tall.
SONATA CARMINE Cosmos
Highly-colorful, magenta flowers allow Sonata Carmine cosmos to stand out in your garden. Low-growing plants to 2-feet tall.
SONATA WHITE Cosmos
Eye-popping, clean bright-white flowers cover neat, 2-foot tall plants.
SONATA PINK BLUSH Cosmos
Sonata Pink Blush is a particularly appealing cosmos; the soft-pink flower petals are blushed darker at the base. Dwarf plants grow to 2-feet tall.
POP SOCKS SERIES Cosmos Seeds Cosmos bipinnatus
Each Pop Socks cosmos produces remarkable, single, semi-double, and anemone-shaped flowers throughout the season. 'Knee high' varieties, Pop Socks cosmos grows 24-28 inches tall.
PINK POP SOCKS Cosmos
Perfect-pink flowers on dwarf, 24-28 inch tall plants.
WHITE POP SOCKS Cosmos
Radiant-white flowers are stunning. Knee-high plants grow 24-28 inches tall.
Rubenza cosmos flowers open dark ruby-red, transition into beautiful, deep-rose shades as blooms age. Rubenza's bright, 2.5-3 inch blooms create a strong visual impact in the landscape, are excellent for cutting. Plants grow 24-36 inches tall.
Cosmos for Backgrounds & Cut Flowers
Tall Cosmos with long, strong stems.
DOUBLE CLICK SERIESCosmos Seeds Cosmos bipinnatus
We did a double take when we first discovered these free-blooming, 4 foot-tall flower machines. The impressive, large, frilly, semi-double to fully double flowers are excellent for cutting, will provide vases-full of fun from summer until frost.
DOUBLE CLICK ROSE BON BON Cosmos
Rosy-lavender flowers on heavy-blooming, 4-foot tall plants.
DOUBLE CLICK SNOW PUFF Cosmos
Pure-white blooms add a wow factor to your bouquets and borders. Plants grow to 4-feet tall.
SENSATION TYPE Cosmos Seeds Cosmos bipinnatus
Large, 3-4 inch daisies with yellow centers bloom in summer and fall. Heavy-blooming, self-cleaning, 4-5 foot tall plants.
SENSATION MIX Cosmos
Field mix of flowers in shades of carmine-red, white, pink, and rose. Sensation Mix also includes showy, bicolors blooms. Plants grow 4-5 feet tall.
CANDY STRIPE Cosmos
Irresistible garden candy canes; red and rose stripes on a blush-white background. No two flowers exactly alike. Plants grow 3-4 feet tall.
Ponder using Daydream cosmos to build opulent, 4-5 foot tall towers covered in wondrous, pale-pink flowers. Unique, rosy-pink bullseyes are sure to capture your attention. Plants are heavy blooming and self cleaning.
Delivers gratifying jolts of garden razzmatazz. Dazzler cosmos are designed to impress; four-inch, deep carmine-red daisies appear in summer and fall. Plants are tough and heavy-blooming, grow to 4-feet tall.
Full disclosure: Gloria will make a spectacle of herself. Piercing crimson eyes look out from rose-pink petals; these hypnotizing orbs grab your attention and do not easily let go. Gloria cosmos is a heavy-blooming, 4-5 foot tall, altogether fearless garden show-off.
Surely one of the most beautiful of all cosmos. Picotee cosmos is a garden dandy; pure-white, 3-inch flowers stylishly dressed in shades of rich rosy red. In mixed borders, Picotee is a 4-foot tall garden glamour boy, in time becomes a splendiferous, softly-colored background plant.
By virtue of its large, 4-inch, white flowers on heavy-blooming, 4-5 foot tall plants, it is difficult to overstate the usefulness of Purity cosmos in your garden.
An exuberantly colored heirloom cosmos, Radiance freely produces luminous, deep-rose flowers with red-purple eyes. Plants grow 4-5 feet tall.
PSYCHE SERIES Cosmos Seeds Cosmos bipinnatus
Frilly, scalloped, semi-double and single, 3-4 inch flowers with golden eyes. Plants are lush and bushy, grow 4-5 feet tall. The Psyche series contains some of the most beautiful cosmos we have seen to date.
PSYCHE MIX Cosmos
A formula mix of 3-4 inch, crimson, rich lavender-pink, and white flowers. Bushy plants grow 4-5 feet tall.
PSYCHE WHITE Cosmos
Bushy, branching, 4-5 foot tall plants covered in pure-white flowers, with sunny golden-eyes. The soulful spirit of Psyche White cosmos properly suggests an extraordinary garden experience is to be had.
VERSAILLES SERIES Cosmos Seeds Cosmos bipinnatus
Tall, 36-40 inch plants produce a wealth of 4-inch flowers on long, strong stems. Versailles cosmos are superb cut flowers.
VERSAILLES FLUSH Cosmos
Regal-white flowers blush rose. Blooms add class to any bouquet. Lush, bushy plants grow 4-5 feet tall.
VERSAILLES RED Cosmos
Aristocratic, rich bright-red, 4-inch flowers flowers held on long necks. They beg to be cut. Majestic plants grow up to 5-feet tall.
SEA SHELLS MIX Cosmos
Sea Shells Mix cosmos produce impressive tides of unusual, large, fluted-blossoms in a broad range of solid and bicolor shades. They are exquisite cut flowers. Plants bloom in summer and fall, grow to 4-feet tall. Sea Shells is sure to shore up the blandest of beds and borders.
Tall or dwarf, summer blooming plants. The highly combustible flowers are orange, yellow or scarlet red.
BRIGHT LIGHTS Cosmos
Blazing, semi-double, 2.5-inch blooms in firelight shades of scarlet orange, golden orange, gold, and yellow. Flowers are excellent for cutting, butterflies love them. Plants grow 3-4 feet tall. Packet is ⅛ ounce, about 350 seeds.
Semi-double blossoms in smoldering shades of scarlet orange, orange, and yellow. Flowers attract butterflies. Easy-to-grow plants grow to 16-24 inches tall.
COSMIC SERIES Cosmos Seeds Cosmos sulphureus
Vast numbers of radiant, 2-inch, double and semi-double flowers on well-proportioned, space-saving, 12-20 inch tall plants. Summer blooming.
COSMIC ORANGE Cosmos
Celestial, intense-orange flowers on, bushy, 12-20 inch tall plants. Cosmic Orange cosmos is an All-America Selections Winner.
COSMIC MIX Cosmos
This formula mix includes the entire universe of Cosmic flower colors: orange, red, and yellow. Space-saving, easy-to-grow, 12-20 inch tall plants.
How to Plant Cosmos Seeds
Sow cosmos seeds in cell packs or flats, 4-6 weeks before transplanting into the garden. Kept at 70-85° F., germination is in 14-21 days. Can direct sow cosmos into prepared seed beds in rows, after all danger of frost. Thin seedlings to 12-18 inches apart. A less efficient but easier method of sowing cosmos: scatter seeds. Rake seeds into soil, keep area moist until germination.
Growing cosmos: Full sun. Plants tolerate heat, drought, and poor soil. Most blooms produced with moderate water in soils of average fertility. Excellent cut flowers, last 7-10 days when blooms are cut as petals unfold. Flowers fully open in vase. Cosmos plants attract birds and butterflies, usually self-sow.