Single Packet of 400 Seeds
Grow Burning Passion, Dwarf Orange Cosmos from fresh Cosmos sulphureus flower seeds. Burning Passion is an orange flowering plant that grows to a mature height of about 20 to 30 inches tall. The leaves & stems are slender and the flowers are attractive to all sorts of beneficial insects such as butterflies, hummingbirds, bumblebees & lady bugs. Cosmos are grown as an annual flowering plant, which means the plants will grow quickly, bloom heavily and then later die with the first killing frost.
Cosmos flowers are best established in masses, in open fields, borders and flower beds and in random areas that need a splash of color. Most Cosmos flowers grow to a height of at least 30 inches or taller, so you may consider using them as a background / backdrop plant. Cosmos flowers in general come in a variety of different colors including pink, purple, crimson, yellow, orange, white, red and will even produce a few bi-colored blooms as well.
You may also be interested in a number of additional varieties as well such as: Dazzler, Seashells, Purity, Pinkie, Radiance & more. We also offer a “Crazy Mixture” which consists of every variety of Cosmos flower we offer.
Sowing The Seed
Cosmos are best established directly outdoors. Begin by clearing your entire sowing area of all weeds and other unwanted plant life. Turn the soil, or throw down new soil in it’s place. Scatter the slivers of seed, directly to the surface of the soil, covering thinly with roughly 1/16” of topsoil. (Check "Germination and Growth" for spacing & growth habits)
Cosmos will enjoy an area that receives full sunlight for the majority of the day. Temperatures should be kept at 65F or higher, for optimal growth. Cosmos plants aren’t too picky on soil conditions, however they do require an area that is well drained. Mixing a light compost to any hard, compact soil will increase your drainage. Water daily until germination has occurred, but avoid overwatering and soaking the soil.
Germination & Growth
Cosmos flower seeds will begin to sprout within 7 to 10 days after sowing. The plants will grow to a mature height of about 20 to 30 inches tall and can be spaced roughly 12 to 18 inches apart from one another. Burning Passion produces beautiful, orange blooms that span 2 to 3 inches in diameter. Attracts an array of beneficial insects such as butterflies, hummingbirds, ladybugs and bumblebees.
Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: Absolutely not! At Seed Needs, we have a strong stance against GMO based seed products. We promise to NEVER knowingly carry, or ship GMO based seed products.
Question: Are your seeds orgnic? Or do you offer organic seeds?
Answer: At this time we do not offer certified organic seed varieties. Although some of the seeds in our shop may be from organic suppliers, we do not have the rights label them as such.
Question: Are your seeds Heirloom?
Answer: Yes, we carry a diverse selection of heirloom seeds that are sourced from professional growers that are located all over the globe. A small selection of varieties are Hybrids, and are labeled as such on the product listings.
Question: Are you located within the United States?
Answer: Yes, we store and ship all of our seeds from New Baltimore, Michigan.
Question: Do you ship out of the USA?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States and to Canada.
You may be interested in our article "What are Hybrids, GMO's & Heirlooms?"