Unique colour in Cosmos with flowers opening rich ruby red, then fading to salmon bronze as they age, creating a two toned effect on a dwarf plant. Flowers are single, 5cm in diameter and set against finely cut foliage. Excellent for cut flower or border display. Hardy annual.
Average content per packet: 45 seeds
February - April
Indoors - in seed trays or pots in warm greenhouse or similar.
Outdoors - where they are to flower.
Indoors - Moisten compost before sowing. Sow thinly and cover lightly with compost or vermiculite. Keep moist. When 2 leaves show prick out into trays 4-5cm apart or single pots.
Outdoors - Clean and prepare the seed bed to a fine crumbly soil. Water prior to sowing. Sow or scatter the seeds, then rake into soil and firm gently.