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.
Double frilled blossoms
Pollinators & Beneficials
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
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