Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Xanthos’
Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Xanthos’ is one of the most elegant and refined of all the cheery Cosmos.
With softest pale creamy yellow-green discs beaming up like moons.
‘Xanthos’ is long & constant blooming through summer & autumn.
So it is rated as a superb, commercial quality cut flower, as well as giving a splendid garden display for months on end.
While pretty ferny foliage also adds to the lacy, gentle effect.
Hardy & easy to grow
Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Xanthos’ is one of the most petite of all the Cosmos, 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 its commercial value as a cut flower, as well as the garden show.
It is a stunner planted amongst yellow, apricot or deep red roses, and a wonderful addition to any flower or cutting garden.
Quick to bloom after sowing
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 ‘Xanthos’ is a tough, easy, low maintenance annual which self-seeds reliably in the garden each year once started.
Compact and slender 75cm 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
Sow any time of year indoors / or scatter directly in the garden in spring & early summer.
INDOORS: Sow in punnets on surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Now cover the seed to a depth of approx. 6mm.
And place in a warm, well-lit position position.
Continue to keep the sown punnet moist.
Temperatures of 20-25°C are best for rapid and optimum germination.
Seedlings now emerge in approx. 14-21 days.
SEED COUNT: 10 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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