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Cosmos bipinnatus

 
Cosmos bipinnatus
Cosmos bipinnatus
Cosmos bipinnatus

Family asteraceae
Life cycle annual

Good old-fashioned garden annual. The photos of the pink-flowered variety on this page are of plants grown from 'Seashells mix' seed, known for its fluted petals. Some of ours had 'm, others had the regular look (which is just fine, too). A year later, we grew new plants from the same seed mix. All summer long, we waited, watching the plants reach a great volume and eventually flopping over unceremoniously - and then, in the second half of October, suddenly a flush of flowers. And the flowers were white! Go figure.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed 'Seashells mix' T'07 (from Burpee). Baggy 70F (63%G, 4d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (47%G, 4-6d)


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