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Cosmos Sea Shells Mix Seeds bin171C

Cosmos Sea Shells Mix Seeds

This unique annual produces quilled blossoms of hollow, tube-shaped petals that radiate from the center in shades of white, pink, or carmine red. 

 

The flowers, which bloom all summer long, sometimes have bicolored interior and exterior tubes. 

 

Noteworthy Characteristics: This Mexican native is loved by butterflies. It produces excellent cut flowers and is ideal for a cutting garden, mixed border, or annual border. 

Care: Deadhead to prolong flowering, and also leave some seeds to self-sow. The plants are moderately drought and heat tolerant.

 Propagation: Sow seed in situ in late spring or at 61°F, .25” depth, 4” apart in mid-spring.

Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.

Spread 6 in. to 12 in.

Growth Habit Clumps

Growth Pace Fast Grower

Light Full Sun Only

Moisture Dry to Medium

Maintenance Moderate

 

Characteristics Attracts Butterflies, Self Seeds, Showy Flowers

 Bloom Time Early Fall, Early Summer, Fall, Late Summer, Summer

 Flower ColorPink, Red, White

 

Uses Beds and Borders,  Cut Flower

Style Cottage Garden

Seasonal Interest Summer Interest

Tolerance Drought Tolerant

Type Annuals