Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Gloria’ / Seeds

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Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Gloria’ / Seeds

A tall variety of Cosmos with large pink flowers from June to September.  Cosmos ‘Gloria’ flowers sit on tall 60-100cm stems surrounded by attractive feathery leaves. Flowering continues to the first frosts with dead heading.  These make good cut flowers.

Cosmos ‘Gloria’ grows best in full sun and moist well drained soil.  Plants are attractive to pollinators


Pack of approx 300 seeds.  Sow indoors from February to April, or directly in the ground once all risk of frost has passed (May to June depending on where you are in the UK).  Sowing instructions are printed on the packet.

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Hardiness Half-hardy annual (RHS Hardiness H3)
Flowers June to October
Height 60 -cm
Spread 40 - 50cm
Conditions  Full sun and moist well-drained soil.

Sow indoors from February to April 10mm deep in moist seed compost.   Keep at 20-25°C and seeds germinate in 1-2 weeks.  Pot on young seedlings and harden off before planting out after the last frost. Or sow directly in the ground May to June in cultivated soil.  Rake over and seedlings emerge in 1-3 weeks depending on the temperature.  

Grow Grow in full sun and moist well drained soil.  Pinch out tips of seedlings to encourage bushy plants.  Provide support in exposed sites.  Deadhead during the summer to prolong flowering. Remove the plants in the early autumn once they have finished flowering.