Cosmos bipinnatus 'Antiquity'
- 40 + 20 FREE seedlings
- available to order from spring
- Standard £5.95
- Position: Full sun
- Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: Average
- Flowering period: June to October
- Hardiness: Half hardy annual
A beautiful Cosmos that delivers an early display of colour in the garden. 'Antiquity' is an upright, bushy annual with finely-divided, bright green leaves that requires little to no staking and bears daisy-like crimson to burgundy flowers maturing to sepia-bronze over time. Perfect for pots and very floriferous delivering long-lasting (up to 10 days) cut flowers for the vase.
Pot up and grow on under glass until all risk of frost has passed and they can be planted outside in a well-prepared bed. Pinching out the growing tips will encourage them to become bushier, and taller plants may need supporting with brushwood stems in exposed positions.