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We will resume accepting new orders on Friday, February 26th at 8 AM (Pacific Time). Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for U.S. delivery. We appreciate your patience and support.

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2021 Seed Catalog

Bright Lights cosmos seeds
Best Seller


Bright Lights

Cosmos Seeds

Fiery semi-double 2½ in. blooms in shades of scarlet orange, golden orange, gold, and yellow. Flowers are excellent for cutting, and butterflies love them. Plants grow 3-4 ft. tall and tolerate heat, drought and poor soil. Packet is ⅛ ounce, about 350 seeds.

⅛ ounce - $2.99

Growing Bright Lights Cosmos Seeds

Bee introduces how to plant

Sow Sulphur Cosmos: Sow seeds in cell packs or flats, 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting into the garden. Kept at 70 to 85° F., seedlings emerge in 7 to 21 days. Can direct sow Sulphur cosmos seeds after all danger of frost into prepared seed beds in rows, 4-6 seeds per foot. Thin seedlings to 10 to 15 inches apart. A less efficient but easier method of sowing cosmos: scatter seeds. Rake seeds into soil, keep area moist until germination.

Grow Sulphur Cosmos: Full sun. Best flower production is in soils of average fertility with moderate water. Sulphur Cosmos tolerate heat, drought, and poor soil. Remove spent blooms to promote additional flowers. Sulphur Cosmos will usually self-sow if some spent blossoms are kept on plants. Cut flowers typically last 5 to 9 days when blooms are cut as petals unfold. Flowers fully open in vase. Sulphur Cosmos attract birds, bees and butterflies and are rarely bothered by pests or disease.

Shipping Information

U.S. Shipping Rates

Free shipping on U.S. orders over $60.00.
Free priority shipping on U.S. orders over $125.00.

Standard U.S. shipping is $5.99.
Priority U.S. shipping is $9.99.

International Shipping Rates

Shipping to Canada is $9.99.
International shipping to all other countries is $14.99.

Satisfaction Guarantee

We guarantee all the seeds we sell for one full year from the date of purchase. If you are unsatisfied with any seeds purchased from Swallowtail Garden Seeds, we will issue a refund. For customers in the U.S., we can send one-time replacement packets or issue a refund.