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.
Great in containers
Pollinators & Beneficials
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
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