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Cosmos bipinnatus Xanthos
Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner. The first yellow flowered cosmos that reliably flowers in the UK. Bushy, early and very free-flowering with stunning soft yellow blooms with lighter edges adding to its appearance. 'Xanthos' meaning yellow, golden, fair in Greek.
Product Part Number: 58112
When to sow
WHEN TO SOW
February and March
WHERE TO SOW
Sow in trays of moist seed compost and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a warm place and keep at a temperature of between 20-25°C (68-77°F).
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Prick off glasshouse seedlings into trays when large enough to handle 10cm (4") apart. Gradually harden off before planting out in May 30-45cm (12-18") apart.
July to October
Plant in drifts or in a border on its own creating a bright yellow glow all summer.