Bright Lights Blend Cosmos Flower, Organic $3.25 $3.55
Multitudes of flame-colored flowers on bushy plants. Golden-yellow, burnt orange and fiery-red petals cover these 2.5" wide fully double flowers. Excellent eye-catching border plant, and in pots and bouquets. Cosmos require little fertility or care, making them great for beginning gardeners. NOTE: This species is considered invasive in some states in the southeastern U.S. Check your region's invasive species list for full information.  Open-Pollinated Easy to grow Attracts bees 2-3' tall Annual Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Cosmos prefer poor soil. They will thrive with very little attention and do not need a lot of water. Excellent cut flower. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming. May require staking. Sow 1/" Deep Germination 3-10 days Scatter seeds and thin to 18" apart Full Sun to Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Cosmos Snow White Sonata $3.24 $3.49
Renee's Garden - These easy-care plants grow just under 2 feet tall with branching, many budded stems above a cloud of feathery, fine-cut foliage. Their satiny textured, 2 to 3-inch, daisy-shaped blossoms have perfect snow-white petals and sunny gold centers. These fast-growing, joyous flowers bloom non-stop, providing graceful sprays of silky white flowers for country-style bouquets. The dancing blossoms fill garden beds and patio pots to beckon butterflies all summer long.   Characteristics:  Great in containers Butterfly favorites  Pollinators & Beneficials  Summer/fall bloom  Frost tender   Instructions - To plant outdoors, sow seeds 1/2 inch deep, 1 to 2 inches apart in a sunny location in well-worked garden soil once the danger of frost is past. Keep the seedbed moist. Seedlings emerge in 7 to 10 days. Keep well weeded and watered while plants are young; mature cosmos can handle hot and dry conditions. Space 6 inches apart when seedlings are large enough to handle.  To start early indoors, Sow seeds 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix, 4 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost. Cover 1/2 inch deep, keep moist, and provide a good light source. Plant outdoors once the weather warms up after gradually acclimating to outdoor conditions.  These free-flowering summer bloomers produce reliably in all soil types and can be sown several times through early July for a succession of flowers. Cutting generous bouquets actually prolongs the blooming season. Replant a spent spring flower bed with satiny Snow Sonata, deep indigo Royal Ensign bush morning glories, and sparkling Signet Marigolds for a summer showing to shine until frost.  Plant in April-July  Full Sun  Plant 1/2" deep  Space 1-2" apart  7-10 days to germinate  Mature height: 2 feet  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability. 
Cosmos Sonata Mix, Dwarf Cosmo $3.25 $3.39
Renee's Garden - Sonata Cosmos’ compact feathery 2 1/2 to 3 foot plants are soon covered with sprays of buds that open and bloom non-stop all summer long. The blossoms’ 2 inch satiny petals in shades of magenta, clear white, soft pastel pink and pure rose surround cheerful yellow centers. Reliable and long lasting, with stems long enough for cutting lots of bouquets, free blooming Sonatas are perfect for containers, beds or borders. Butterflies and other pollinators love to visit these lovely flowers.  Characteristics:  Great in containers Butterfly favorites  Pollinators & Beneficials  Summer/fall bloom  Frost tender .75g, ~125 Seeds   Instructions - To plant outdoors, sow seeds 1/2 inch deep, 1 to 2 inches apart in a sunny location in well-worked garden soil once the danger of frost is past. Keep the seedbed moist. Seedlings emerge in 7 to 10 days. Keep well weeded and watered while plants are young; mature cosmos can handle hot and dry conditions. Space 6 inches apart when seedlings are large enough to handle.  To start early indoors, Sow seeds 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix, 4 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost. Cover 1/2 inch deep, keep moist, and provide a good light source. Plant outdoors once the weather warms up after gradually acclimating to outdoor conditions.  These free-flowering summer bloomers produce reliably in all soil types and can be sown several times through early July for a succession of flowers. Cutting generous bouquets actually prolongs the blooming season. Replant a spent spring flower bed with satiny Snow Sonata, deep indigo Royal Ensign bush morning glories, and sparkling Signet Marigolds for a summer showing to shine until frost.  Plant in April-July  Full Sun  Plant 1/2" deep  Space 1-2" apart  7-10 days to germinate  Mature height: 2 feet  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability. 
Diablos Cosmos Flower, 400 year old Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Not available for 2024 The Seed Savers Exchange - This variety of Cosmos is native to Mexico and Central and South America. As such, it can tolerate growing with very little water after the seeds germinate. It was introduced into English horticulture in the late 18th century.   Diablo Cosmos is of the species Cosmos sulphureus. This species of flower was preferred by the Korean-Japanese botanist and plant breeder Dr. Woo Jang-choon in his program of planting cosmos flowers along the highways and railroads in Japan and Korea. In 1974 Diablo Cosmos won the All-America Selections award for Flowers. Reintroduced for 2019 Half-hardy annual plants grow to 2-3 feet Scarlet-orange blossoms Long lasting cut flower Good for ornamental plantings Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Cosmos prefer poor soil. They will thrive with very little attention and do not need a lot of water. Excellent cut flower. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming. May require staking. Sow 1/" Deep Germination 3-10 days Scatter seeds and thin to 18" apart Full Sun to Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Double Click Cosmos $3.09 $3.29
Renee's Garden - Bred in France as a cut flower, Double Click offers lovely semi-double and fully double large frilly blossoms in rosy-red, pink, blush, and white, all with sunny gold centers. The satiny, 2 to 3-inch blossoms grow on long stems and flower nonstop from early summer on. Cut armfuls of bouquets – the more flowers you pick the more the plants will produce. Butterflies seek out this extra-fancy Cosmos as they sway above ferny foliage.  Characteristics:  Double frilled blossoms  Free-blooming plants  Butterfly favorites  Pollinators & Beneficials  Summer/fall bloom  Frost tender   Instructions - Sow seeds 1/2 inch deep, 1 to 2 inches apart in a sunny location in well-worked garden soil once the danger of frost is past. Keep the seedbed moist. Seedlings emerge in 7 to 10 days. Thin established seedlings to a final spacing of 8 inches apart, so plants have room to mature. Keep well weeded and watered while plants are young; mature cosmos can handle hot and dry conditions.  To start early indoors, sow seeds 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix, 4 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost. Cover 1/2 inch deep, keep moist, and provide a good light source until ready to go outside. Plant outdoors 8 inches apart once the weather warms up, after gradually acclimating seedlings to outdoor conditions. These free-flowering, long-blooming summer flowers produce reliably in all soil types to fill the garden with abundant blossoms. Sow several times through June for a succession of fresh flowers. Cutting generous bouquets actually prolongs the blooming season.  Plant in May-June for cold winters; April-June for mild winters  Full Sun  Sow seeds 1-2" apart; 1/2" deep  7-10 days to germinate  Mature height: 3-4 feet  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability. 
Double Click Cosmos Blend Flower, Organic $3.25 $3.55
Stunning Twist on the historic Sensation mix.  High Mowing Organic - Blend of fully double and semi-double flowers share the many-shaded pinks of Sensation Blend, but have the layered petals of an aster or dahlia.  Hardy, tolerant of drought and low fertility, subject to very little disease or pest pressure, this cosmos blend is much easier to grow than either of its look-alikes.  Give Double Click a try! Looks like a small Dahlia Very easy to grow Half-hardy annual plants grow to 4-5 feet tall Tubular flowers in pink, red, and white Great in cut flower arrangements Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Cosmos prefer poor soil. They will thrive with very little attention and do not need a lot of water. Excellent cut flower. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming. May require staking. Sow 1/2" Deep Germination 3-10 days Scatter seeds and thin to 18" apart Full Sun to Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Little Ladybirds Cosmos $2.69 $2.89
Renee's Garden - These beautifully different Little Ladybird Cosmos are carefree bloomers with jaunty, sparkling, semi-double flowers on short, open branching plants that spread as wide as they are tall. The bright-colored blossoms shine in wonderful Crayola orange, clear butter yellow, and rich scarlet. No pastels here, just warm sunny colors on pretty plants that attract butterflies like magnets and fill patio containers and summer beds and borders with cheerful season-long charm.  Characteristics:  Butterfly flowers  Annual  Quick to bloom, carefree, and non-fussy  Bright colored blossoms  Open stems  Great in containers  Approx 55-60 seeds   Instructions - Sow seeds 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix, 4 to 6 weeks before last expected frost. Cover 1/4 inch deep, keep moist, and provide a good light source. Plant outdoors once the weather warms up after gradually acclimating seedlings to outdoor conditions. Thin or transplant 4 to 5 inches apart when seedlings are large enough to handle. Plant in: April - June  Full sun Plant 1/4 inch deep  Plant 2-3 inches apart  5-10 days to germinate  Mature Height: 18 inches  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability. 
Memories of Mona's Cosmos, Organic $2.99 $3.25
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - 57 days.  An extremely hardy, drought-resistant, brightly colored cosmos. Orange and red flowers range from solid deep red to bright orange, many with red borders and streaks. Flowers are 2-2½ in. wide. 6 ft. plants bear until frost. Small packet has about 52 seeds. Introduced 1998 by SESE. A red selection of Mona’s Orange developed by Dr. Jeff McCormack as a tribute to Mona Spangler. (Cosmos sulphureus) Certified Organic  Short Season Drought-resistant From Small Farms  Up to 6' tall Seed heads attract birds  Instructions - Annual. Germination: 14 days, 70 degrees F. Prefers full sun. Tolerates partial shade, poor soils, and drought once established. For earlier blooms sow indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Or sow outdoors after all danger of frost. Plant 1/4” deep; thin to 12”-14” spacing. Deadhead to prolong blooming.  Full Sun Plant 1/4" deep  12" - 14" spacing  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Mona's Orange Cosmos, Organic $2.99 $3.25
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - Mona's Orange Cosmos was introduced in 1990 by SESE. It is a Family heirloom from Southern California. It takes 59 days to bloom a radiant orange, mostly single-petalled bloom.  Certified Organic  Family Heirloom  Especially well-suited to the South-East  From Small Farms  Edible petals  Seed heads attract birds  Instructions - Annual. Germination: 14 days, 70 degrees F. Prefers full sun. Tolerates partial shade, poor soils, and drought once established. For earlier blooms sow indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Or sow outdoors after all danger of frost. Plant 1/4” deep; thin to 12”-14” spacing. Deadhead to prolong blooming.  Full Sun Plant 1/4" deep  12" - 14" spacing    Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Picotee Cosmos, Organic $2.99 $3.25
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - Picotee Cosmos are great for cut flower arrangements. It takes 56 days to bloom beautiful 1.5-2 inch cosmos in shades of pink, red, and white, mostly with streaked petals. This strain was selected from a Tasmanian white heorloom.  Certified Organic  Heirloom  Especially well-suited to the South-East  From Small Farms  4-5 ft. plants Edible flower petals  Seed heads attract birds.  Instructions - Annual. Germination: 14 days, 70 degrees F. Prefers full sun. Tolerates partial shade, poor soils, and drought once established. For earlier blooms sow indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Or sow outdoors after all danger of frost. Plant 1/4” deep; thin to 12”-14” spacing. Deadhead to prolong blooming.  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Radiance Cosmos Flower $3.75 $4.00
Our children love to pick flowers and cosmos let them pick all the flowers they seem to want.  The more you pick them, the more they bloom.  The Living Seed Company - A gorgeous and showy heirloom. A true classic and so easy to grow! Plants can grow 4' - 5' tall with an abundance of flowers. Aside from being beautiful, they are nectar rich and offer forage for many of our pollinator allies!  A native Mexican wildflower loved by birds, butterflies, bees and even Monarchs! Characteristics:  Very easy to grow Half-hardy annual plants grow to 4-5 feet tall Pink Open Flowers Great in cut flower arrangements 100 Seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Cosmos prefer poor soil. They will thrive with very little attention and do not need a lot of water. Excellent cut flower. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming. May require staking. Sow 1/2" Deep Germination 3-10 days Plant 18-36" apart Full Sun to Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Sea Shells Cosmos Mixture Flower $3.45 $3.95
Our children love to pick flowers and cosmos let them pick all the flowers they seem to want.  The more you pick them, the more they bloom.  The Seed Savers Exchange - Delivering multitudes of open-petalled flowers in shades of pink, red, and white, this mixture produces bright, colorful blooms on tall stems with the ferny foliage typically associated with cosmos. They are eyecatching in the garden and in arrangements and are very easy to grow from seed. Half-hardy annual, 4-5' tall. Characteristics: Easy to grow from seed Half-hardy annual plants grow to 4-5 feet tall Tubular flowers in pink, red, and white Great in cut flower arrangements 100 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Cosmos prefer poor soil. They will thrive with very little attention and do not need a lot of water. Excellent cut flower. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming. May require staking. Sow 1/2" Deep Germination 3-10 days Plant 18-36" apart Full Sun to Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Sensation Fizzy White Cosmos Flower $3.45 $3.95
Our children love to pick flowers and cosmos let them pick all the flowers they seem to want.  The more you pick them, the more they bloom.  The Seed Savers Exchange - The gorgeous, prolific flowers of this variety stand out in any flower bed, container, or bouquet. Large 2½ -4" pure-white blooms have tufted centers and overlapping petals with fine pleats and zigzag edges. These graceful flowers are easy to grow and have an almost hypnotic effect when they sway in the breeze. New for 2020 Annual Easy-to-grow Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Cosmos prefer poor soil. They will thrive with very little attention and do not need a lot of water. Excellent cut flower. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming. May require staking. Sow 1/2" Deep Germination 3-10 days Plant 18-36" apart Full Sun to Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Sensation Mix Cosmos Mixture Flower, 1936 Heirloom $3.45 $3.95
Our children love to pick flowers and cosmos let them pick all the flowers they seem to want.  The more you pick them, the more they bloom.  The Seed Savers Exchange - One of the earliest-blooming cosmos mixtures, this annual is a great choice for northern gardeners. An All-American Selections winner in 1936, this longtime garden favorite produces large, sturdy plants adorned with beautiful, ferny foliage and flowers in a wide mixture of colors, from white and pink to cerise. An excellent cut flower. Half-hardy annual, 4-5' tall. Characteristics:  Very easy to grow Half-hardy annual plants grow to 4-5 feet tall Tubular flowers in pink, red, and white Great in cut flower arrangements Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Cosmos prefer poor soil. They will thrive with very little attention and do not need a lot of water. Excellent cut flower. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming. May require staking. Sow 1/2" Deep Germination 3-10 days Plant 18-36" apart Full Sun to Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
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