Single Packet of 400 Seeds
This seed packet measures 3.25″ wide by 4.50" tall and includes a clear & colorful illustration on the front. It also includes detailed seed sowing instructions on the reverse side as well. All seeds sold by Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and are intended for the current and the following growing season. All seeds are produced from open pollinated plants, stored in a temperature controlled facility and are constantly moved out due to popularity.
Grow Candystripe Cosmos from fresh Cosmos bipinnatus flower seeds. Candystripe produces beautifully painted petals. They range in colors of white and are accented by shades of violet and crimson markings. The plants themselves mature to a height of 36 to 60 inches tall. The leaves & stems of Candystripe Cosmos 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 36 to 60 inches tall and can be spaced roughly 12 to 18 inches apart from one another. Burning Sun produces beautiful, lemon-yellow blooms that span 2 to 3 inches in diameter. Attracts an array of beneficial insects such as butterflies, hummingbirds, ladybugs and bumblebees.