Cosmos Cosimo Red White
Cosimo Red-White is possibly the earliest flowering Cosmos available. This variety is ideal for adding an early splash of colour in the border, continuing through the summer. Their bushy, dwarf plants produce masses of attractive red and white bi-coloured blooms which are ideal for attracting pollionators such as bees into the garden and can reach an approximate height of 50-60cm (20-24").
WHEN TO SOW
March to May
WHERE TO SOW
Sow in trays of moist seed compost and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a warm place and keep at a temperature of between 20-25°C (68-77°F).
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Prick off glasshouse seedlings into trays when large enough to handle 10cm (4") apart. Gradually harden off before planting out in May 25cm (10") apart. thin direct sown seedlings to 25cm (10") apart as they grow.
July to October
Choose a sunny position, do not overfeed. Dead head regularly to provide a summer long display.