Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Double Dutch White’
DOUBLE DUTCH WHITE COSMOS
Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Double Dutch White’ has flounced flowers, with layer upon layer of pure white petals – like old-fashioned petticoats.
Layered petals like old-fashioned starched petticoats
‘Double Dutch White’ is long & constant blooming all through summer & autumn, with large and abundant flowers.
Blooms are ice-crystal white.
So it is rated as a superb, commercial quality cut flower and indispensable for bridal arrangements.
As well as giving a splendid garden display for months on end.
While the pretty ferny foliage also adds to the lacy, gentle effect.
Hardy & easy to grow
Blooms are self self supporting with strong, long stems. So making them perfect for cut flowers.
Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Double Dutch White’ is a stunner planted amongst roses of any colour, and a wonderful addition to any flower or cutting garden.
Quick from seed to bloom
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 happily begin to bloom 2-3 months after sowing.
Plus ‘Double Dutch White’ is a tough, easy, low maintenance annual which self-seeds reliably in the garden every year, once you get it started.
Compact and slender 80-100cm High x 45cm Wide approx.
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.
SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Suitable for beginner and gardening with kids.
Sow any time of year indoors / or scatter directly in the garden in spring & early summer.
Sow indoors for quick & early plants: First sow the seeds in a punnet on the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Now cover the seeds to a depth of approx. 6mm.
The stand the sown punnet in a shallow water bath and allow the moisture to percolate up to the surface of the mix from below.
And place in a warm, well-lit position (not in direct sunlight).
You can use a temperature controlled heat mat if you have one.
But it is not essential as these seeds are willing germinators.
Temperatures of 20-25°C are best for rapid and optimum germination.
Then continue to keep the sown punnet moist by misting from a spray water-bottle.
Covering the punnet with a clear plastic cover or plastic bag will also help to maintain the necessary consistent, even moisture.
Seedlings emerge in approx. 14-21 days.
Seed Count: 50 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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