Fleuroselect Approved Novelty Winner. Unique 4 in. teacup-shaped cosmos flowers with fused petals.
25% of the seeds make up the saucers, which are standard-shaped, single-flowered cosmos. All are in white, pink, and rose shades. Fringed petals are bonded together to form a festive cup, some with an extra set of decorative central petals.
From a 2007 backyard garden in our own hometown of Santa Rosa, California, Cups and Saucers Mix cosmos have emerged and are delighting cosmos lovers worldwide. After undergoing years of fine breeding ingenuity in England, Cups and Saucers Mix joins other fine garden cosmos in the 3-4 ft. height range.Cups and Saucers Mix cosmos are beautiful planted in garden borders and beds, and eye-catching in fresh cut bouquets.
Growing Cups and Saucers Mix Cosmos Seeds
Sow Cosmos: Sow cosmos 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 cosmos after all danger of frost into prepared seed beds in rows, 4-6 seeds per foot. Thin seedlings to 12 to 15 inches apart.
Grow Cosmos: Full sun. Best flower production is in soils of average fertility with moderate water. Cosmos tolerate heat, drought, and poor soil. Remove spent blooms to promote additional flowers. 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. Cosmos attract birds, bees and butterflies and are rarely bothered by pests or disease.
Dig Deeper: Tip to bring your cosmos plants into bloom up to 3 weeks earlier when growing under fluorescent lights: once seedlings have emerged provide 11 hours per day of artificial light. Keep seedlings in complete darkness for the remaining 13 hours. After 2 weeks, keep the lights on for 14 or more hours per day.
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