Cut Flower Seeds from Sow Seeds Ltd
Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Xanthos’ has gorgeous 6cm wide pale, buttery yellow flowers with paler yellow almost white edges and a golden yellow centre. It is the only yellow Cosmos of its type available and is a new edition this year.
Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Xanthos’ is a shorter more compact variety than many other Cosmos’ reaching just 60cm tall so is great for the front of borders. It is an early flowerer and puts on a fabulous display from late June to September - just keep deadheading to encourage it to keep flowering.
Fleuroselect (The International Organisation for the Ornamental Plant Industry) awarded Cosmos bipinnatus Xanthos a 2016 Gold Medal!
‘The jury was unanimous that the achievement in introducing soft yellow into compact Cosmos is truly exceptional and gave this newcomer almost full marks. Cosmos bipinnatus Xanthos, an absolutely outstanding 2016 Gold Medal!’
‘Xanthos’ means yellow in Greek and this pretty Cosmos will make a lovely addition to any garden or make a stunning and unusual cut flower that will last in a vase!
Cosmos bipinnatus Xanthos Cut Flower Information
|Seed Quantity:||Approx. 30 seeds per pack.|
|When to Sow:||Indoors March to May
Outdoors April to May
|Site Conditions:||Full sun, moist well-drained soil.|
|How to Sow:||Either sow thinly in a seed tray (March to May) and cover with a thin layer of fine compost 0.5cm deep. Keep covered at a temperature of 18°C. Germination takes 7-10 days. Carefully pot on when seedlings are about 3 weeks old. When risk of frost has passed, ‘harden off’ plants & transplant outside. Space every 25cm, in rows 25cm apart or just position in garden where required. Alternatively direct sow seeds (April to May) into flowering position every 25cm, in rows 25cm apart (if in cutting garden) or scatter seed in final position and lightly cover with a thin layer of fine soil.|
|Care:||Pick regularly to encourage more flowering.|
|Flowers:||Late June to September.|
When to Sow Cosmos bipinnatus Xanthos Cut Flower Seeds
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