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Cosmos bipinnatus

‘Cupcakes White’


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Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Cupcakes White’

Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Cupcakes White’ looks strikingly like the pleated, white patty pans that my Grandma used to use to make cupcakes for my birthday.

Unusual pleated cups of snow white

There is no other Cosmos like ‘Cupcakes White’.
With it’s pure, snow-white cups all pleated and fluted around the centre.
All the normally separate petals are now fused together, to form a perfect cup, of exceptionally large size.

‘Cupcakes White is a stunner at the back of a flower bed, in the florist’s picking garden, or planted amongst roses of any colour.

Prolific long bloomer

Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Cupcakes White’ is long & constant blooming through summer & autumn, on long, strong stems.
So it is rated as a superb, commercial quality cut flower, as well as giving a splendid garden display for months on end till winter.
While pretty ferny foliage also adds to the lacy, gentle effect.

Brilliant new breeding

The whole Cupcakes range of Cosmos are recently bred and very unusual with their pleating and perfect cupped flower shape.
But for me the pure, pristine white form really stands out.

Dream for florists, flower farmers & brides

Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Cupcakes White’ has taken the commercial cut flower world by storm.
And it is a dream for florists and flower farmers alike.

Because of it’s hardy, easy, quick growth; continuous and long flower production; charming pleated cups of purest white; and long-lasting ability as a cut flower.
It was born to be in bridal bouquets.

Hardy & easy to grow

Newly bred Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Cupcakes White’ is tall and elegant.
So it is very easy to place in the garden, as well as being self supporting with strong stems.
And it is a wonderfully productive bloomer, adding to both its commercial value as a cut flower, and garden display.

Quick to bloom from seed

Plant in Full Sun, though it can also tolerate a little Part Shade, particularly in hot areas.
It is a water-wise, heat & dry hardy grower, and quick and easy to raise from seed.
So it will be happily blooming 2-3 months after sowing.
Plus ‘Cupcakes White’ is a tough, easy, low maintenance annual which self-seeds reliably in the garden each year once started.

Tip for best cut flowers

Cut the blooms when the buds are just beginning to unfurl. So you have cut them before the bees have their fun. This helps to extend the vase life of the flowers.

Bee & pollinator magnet

Bees and all our other other pollen loving flying friends make a “bee-line” for these lovely flowers.
Because the pollen rich centres provide such a long and rich food source for essential pollinating insects.

Bring French style & class to the garden

So it is no wonder that Cosmos are traditional companion flowers in all the best (and prettiest) French potagers and orchards. The French certainly know a thing or two about food gardens.
‘Cupcakes White’ adds pure simplicity.

Quick & easy from seed to flower

Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Cupcakes White’ is fast from seed to blooming.
So you can have flowers in as little as 8 weeks after sowing the seed.

‘Cupcakes White’ is a hardy and easy to grow annual.
Elegant 120cm High x 44cm Wide approx.


Suitable for beginners & gardening with kids

Sow any time of year indoors / or scatter directly in the garden in spring & early summer.
Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Cupcakes White’ is fast from seed to flower.

Sow indoors for quick & early plants: First sow the seed in a punnet on surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then cover the seed to a depth of approx. 6mm.

Now stand the sown punnet in a shallow water bath and allow the moisture to percolate up to the surface of the mix from below.

Drain, then place the moist punnet in a warm, well-lit position position (but not in any direct sunlight).
Covering with a clear plastic lid will help keep the surface consistently moist.

Continue to keep the sown punnet moist.

Temperatures of 20-25°C are best for rapid and optimum germination.

Seedlings emerge in approx. 14-21 days.

Seed Count: 15 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).

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