Cosmos ‘Sensation Mix’
Easily grown annuals which do best when planted straight into the garden. This is my favourite strain which I grow most years in a bed in the vegetable garden. The single flowers are in a range of pink, lavender, magenta, and white on 120 cm tall plants.
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 into 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.