Single Packet of 400 or 7,000 Seeds
This seed packet measures 3.25″ wide by 4.50" tall (or 4" wide by 4.675" 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 Crazy Cosmos Mixture from fresh Cosmos bipinnatus / sulphureus flower seeds. Crazy Cosmos is a colorful mixture consisting of all sorts of colored cosmos flowers including pink, purple, white, yellow, orange and red. There are even a few Cosmos flowers that will be multicolored, or “bi-colored” such as the candy stripe variety. The plants, once established will raise to a varying height of about 18 to 60 inches tall. The plants themselves consist of one large stem that shoots straight up, displaying several smaller stems with branches of slender leaves. The flowers are roughly 2 inches in diameter and are at the very tops of the plants.
Cosmos flowers are grown as an annual flowering plant. Annuals such as the Cosmos flower will grow quickly from fresh annual flower seeds, blooming profusely through the summer months, up until the first killing frost. Cosmos flower seeds can be collected for resowing the following year and can also drop to the bare ground beneath through a natural process. The seeds can be long or short and are slender like a Marigold seed. They are anywhere from 1/4” to 1” inch in length and are very easily distributed into the garden.
Cosmos flowers are an excellent choice for borders, flower beds and in a natural setting. They can be combined with other varieties of wildflowers that grow to roughly the same height. Cosmos flowers are also best sown in masses as they tend to create bush like foliage.
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 18 to 60 inches tall and can be spaced roughly 12 to 18 inches apart from one another. Crazy Mixture is a blend of all of the Cosmos flowers that we sell. Attracts an array of beneficial insects such as butterflies, hummingbirds, ladybugs and bumblebees.
We promise to never knowingly carry or sell GMO based seed products. All seeds sold through Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and the vast majority seeds are produced from open pollinated plants. (A very low number of our seed products are F1 hybrids) Our seed stock is stored in a temperature controlled facility and our products are constantly moved out due to popularity. Each and every packet is intended for the current and the following growing season and will not be marked with an expiration date.
If you are to store your seeds for successful growth in the following year, we recommend placing the packets in an airtight ziplock bag. Place your seeds in a cool, dark and dry area of the home, such as a basement where they are kept at room temperature or below.
It is our goal to make you a happy customer! If you experience any problems with your seeds such as germination issues, we will replace or refund any seed product within 180 days of your purchase date. Please contact us directly for a resolution to any problems that you are having with our products.
Question: When should I sow these seeds?
Answer: This is something you must research for your specific region. We offer a ton of helpful articles in our Blog that explain in depth how to successfully grow the seeds within our shop. All of our product pages have useful information on sowing as well.
Question: What is the size of this packet?
Answer: Our traditional packages are 3.25" wide, by 4.50" tall. Some of our larger packages of Corn, Beans and Peas will be 4" wide by 4.675" tall, and our Wildflower packages containing bulk seeds are usually 4.50" wide by 6.45" inches tall.
Question: Are your seeds heirloom?
Answer: In short yes, a vast majority of the plant varieties we carry are heirloom. Heirlooms are varieties that have been passed down for generations.
Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: No, we promise to never knowingly carry or supply any GMO based seed products and steer clear of seed producers from major GMO companies, such as Monsanto.
Question: Are your seeds Organic?
Answer: No, at this time we do not sell organic seeds.
Question: How long will shipping take?
Answer: This can sometimes depend on the size of your order, however 95% of our orders will ship within 24 to 48 hours. All orders ship First Class by default and can take 2 - 5 business days to arrive. Orders placed on a Friday may not ship until the following Monday.
Question: What if my seeds don't grow?
Answer: If you experience any problems with our seed products, contact us within 180 days of your purchase date for a resolution.
Question: Do the packages have sowing instructions on them?
Answer: Yes, all of our seed packets have detailed sowing information on the reverse side as well as a QR code that leads to the original product page here on our website.
Question: Why is there no expiration date on your seed packages?
Answer: Our seeds are contained within a temperature controlled facility in airtight containers. When we ship our seed products to customers, we fill a small portion of packets that sell on a weekly basis. We do not print an expiration date on the packets since the large majority of seeds technically do not expire for long periods of time, IF they are stored in the proper conditions. If you plan to store or save your seeds for the following year, we suggest placing them in a ziplock bag, later storing them in a dark, cool and dry area of the home.
Question: Can I receive a catalog in the mail?
Answer: At this time, we are focused on remaining solely online. We do not send paper catalogs in an effort to save more trees, as well as keep our prices low.
Question: I did not receive an invoice for my order.
Answer: We do not send paper invoices with our orders since the invoice can be viewed online with your Seed Needs account. You will also receive an invoice / order confirmation through email.
Question: What is the difference between a hybrid variety and a GMO based seed product.
Answer: Hybrids are a NATURAL process of cross pollinating two species, thus producing a first generation hybrid (F1.) For example: Mixing a red, double blooming, single stem sunflower, with a yellow, multi branching sunflower might result in a orange-red, double blooming, multibranching plant.
GMO based seed products are a completely different and unatural process of gene splicing in a laboratory. The process entails the introduction of a separate biological kingdom, such as a bacteria, or a pesticide. This bacteria or pesticide is then eaten directly by the consumer when the crops reach maturity. (BAD NEWS)
Question: Can you ship these seeds overseas?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States and Canada.