Common Name: Cosmos Cupcake Blush Flower, also known as Cosmos Cupcakes and Saucers.
Scientific Name: Cosmos bipinnatus
Life Cycle: Annual
Remarks: A brand new form of cosmos with cup shaped flowers and fused pleated petals.
Flowers are different shades of blush in colour, and make an absolutely stunning cut flower.
A small percentage of flowers have lovely, tufted centres. The cupcakes are a mix of singles and semi doubles + some will be solid and some will be streaked. All cosmos cupcakes bloom differently, a small percent of the plants may come through white cosmos cupcakes. Nature is so beautifully unique and different!
Plant Height: 100cm
When: Spring + Summer (Winter in warmer climates)
Sowing Depth + Method: Covering seeds lightly. Pinch out your cosmos seedlings when the are 30cm tall (3 true sets of leaves). Pinching out means taking the top 10cm off your seedling. This will encourage a bushier foliage, and more flowers!
Spacing: 30cm apart (Wider spacing creates may help grow stronger and thicker stems).
Position: Full Sun
Days until germination: 7-21 days @ 20-22 degrees
Seed to Bloom: 8 - 12 weeks
Harvest: Petals just opening, but not yet flattened.
Number of Seeds: 30
Note: WA orders are sent weekly as they require quarantine inspections on arrival to WA
The below is a guide on which months to sow based on your climate