Cosmos

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Antiquity'

Cosmos - Cosmos bipinnatus  'Antiquity'

Common Name: Cosmos
Genus: Cosmos
Species: bipinnatus
Cultivar: 'Antiquity'

The ancient Greek word 'Kosmos' means 'beautiful'.

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A stunning cosmos with rich antique-pink flowers each with a yellow centre which gracefully top long slender stems above the lacy green foliage. A must-have for a sunny spot in the summer border because of their abundance of flowers they also make fine specimens for a container where they can be moved about to create the best possible effect on the patio display.

Garden Care: Stake with ring stakes well before the flowers appear and dead head regularly to prolong flowering.


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