Cosmos Red (really more on the pink side) Dazzler Seeds
A glorious annual unrivaled as long-standing performers in a garden. 'Dazzler' is a relatively new addition, with large, open flowers of crimson red with delicate, feathery foliage
Flowering from summer to mid autumn - and sometimes beyond, these easy to grow plants will provide lashing of color in the garden. The flowers last well after being cut too, and look spectacular with oranges, yellows, lime green and rich purple.
Gorgeous in flower beds and borders it is also superb cut flower with vase life as long as 7 to 10 days. Cosmos Dazzler grows to a height of around 36 to 48 inches with a spread of around 14 inches. Dazzler is an exceptional annual flower for mixed beds and borders, cutting and cottage gardens, and mass planting in naturalized areas.
Sowing: Sow indoors March to April, or sow outdoors April to May
Sow indoors in early spring 3 to 4 weeks before planting outside, alternatively, the seed can also be sown directly where they are to flower in mid to late spring. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth. If sowing more than one annual in the same bed, mark the sowing areas with a ring of sand and label. Sow 1/8 inch deep in rows 12 inches apart.
Sow seed sparingly or they will choke out other seedlings.
The seedlings will appear in rows approx 6 to 8 weeks after planting and can be easily told from nearby weed seedlings. Thin the seedlings out so they are finally 12 inches apart. Carefully replant thinned plants.