Elegant new colour in Cosmos with flowers opening dark ruby red, and then fading to a pale rose as they age. Excellent for cut flower or border display. Flowers are single, 7cm in diameter and set against finely cut foliage. Hardy annual.
Average content per packet: 60 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 4-5cmapart 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.