Cosmos bipinnatus 'Xsenia'

cosmos

Eventual height & spread

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Xsenia'

cosmos

  • 5 × seedlings | jumbo
  • £4.99 £9.99
  • available to order from late spring
  • approx 30 seeds
  • £3.99
  • In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
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  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Average
  • Hardiness: Half-hardy annual
A dwarf half-hardy annual featuring charming single rosy-pink flowers, approximately 8cm (3in) across, enhanced by a delicate soft peach-centred glow. ‘Xsenia’ is complemented by a shimmering orangey overlay that varies with light conditions - in full sunlight, the petals display a pink hue, while under subdued light during evenings or cloudy days, the peach-coral tones become more prominent, offering a delightful visual transformation. Finely divided, feathery foliage provide the perfect foil for this handsome cut flower and long season border annual.


  • Garden care:
    Easy to grow, Cosmos enjoy reliably moist soil but be careful not to overwater. Pinch out young tips for a bushier plant. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to stimulate further blooms. May require staking with peas sticks or brash in exposed locations.


  • Sowing instructions:
    In early spring, sow seed shallowly in seed trays and keep under glass, transplanting them into individual pots when large enough to handle. Harden off before planting outside after the frosts. Alternatively, sow in-situ in mid- to late spring in a well-prepared bed and thin the seedlings out as they grow to allow approximately 30cm between each.


  • Sow: March to May


  • Flowering period: June to October