Bright white clouds of petals, some with a pale pink hues, and happy little yellow centers. The frilly foliage makes for an elegant filler while the double and semi-double blooms bring light and whimsy to bridal and market bouquets. Tall and easy-to-grow with a long-blooming window so long as you keep cutting or deadheading. Pollinators are big fans and so are we.
Days to Maturity: 75-80
Latin name: Cosmos bipinnatus
Life cycle: Annual
Start indoors in April – mid-June or direct seed in full sun after danger of frost. Optimal temp for germination is 70-75°. Transplant or thin to 18″ spacing.
For more tips on when to plant flower seed, check out our NW Flower Planting Calendar!
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!