Cosmos bipinnatus 'Versailles White’
‘Versailles White’ is a stunning tall growing large white flowered strain which produces single flowers, 10-12cm across for a long period during summer and autumn. Height 100cm.
When to sow: September-October-November
Where to sow: In situ or in individual pots
Depth to sow: 1/2 cm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants: 30-50cm
Directions: Plant seed 1/2 cm deep in their permanent position in the garden when the soil warms up. September in mild districts, November in cold districts. Seed can also be planted individually into a 5cm or 7.5cm pot in early spring and planted out when the weather warms up. A succession of flowers will be produced from January until April. They are a good cut flower as well as a superb garden plant.