Cosmos Candy Stripe
Common Name:Cosmos Candy Stripe
Latin Name:Cosmos bipinnatus
Height: Up to 72"
Sun Light:Full to partial sun
Spacing:12" to 24"
Average Germination:7-10 days
Zones:All, usually grown in summer
Bloom size: 4" to 5"
Colors:Various whites with pink and reds in the body of the petals
Bloom time:spring till frost
Soil: Medium fertility, loose well drained soils
Sow:No more than 1/8" deep as the seeds are very small. Keep soil moist and use a slug bait to prevent your seedlings from being eaten in one night
Fertilizer: Be very careful about fertilizing cosmos, loose medium fertility soil is all that is needed for spectacular plants. Fertilizing often produces lush foliage but few flowers.
When to plant: After all chance of frost has passed
Propagation: Seed. Readily grows from seed. Thinning may be necessary if allowed to seed
Description: Somewhat drought tolerant, but watering on a regular basis will produce better fuller plants. Attracts butterflies, perfect for the butterfly garden. Back of border, mass plantings or for humming bird gardens, absolutely anyone can grow cosmos with little effort.