Back in 2007, US customer Diane Engdahl of Santa Rosa, California, sent us seeds of an unusual cosmos growing in her back yard. Instead of having separate petals like most cosmos, all petals are fused into one single cup, completely changing the normally daisy-looking flower. Since then our breeders have been busy fixing the unusual trait across the colour mix, developing new shades and refining the habit of this uniquely shaped 'cupcake' cosmos. The result? An easy to grow, free-flowering three colour blend of single and semi-double blooms on tall bushy plants ideal for border designs and container growing. Cosmos 'Cupcakes' was the stand out performer in our 2014 flower trials, coping well and looking great come rain, shine or drought.
*UK DELIVERY ONLY - Delivery of plug plants - Unfortunately we can only accept on-line orders for delivery to the UK. For delivery outside the UK, please email email@example.com - to contact us for a quote.
|Alternate Name||Mexican Aster|
|Flowers in||July to frost|
|Ideal for||Borders and Containers|
|Additional Seed Information|
|Sowing/Planting Instructions||Sow on to a well wetted seed sowing compost in a 144 cell plug tray. Cover the seed with 5mm vermiculite and propagate at 20-22C.|
|Growing Instructions||Continue to grow the seedlings on at 15°C until they are established and fill the tray. Transfer to a 12 pack, 6 pack or 9cm pot and continue to grow on at 10 to 15°C. Early February sowings will result in flowering plants for sale in late April / May. Later sowings made in April can be potted on into 1 litre pots for sales of more established flowering plants in late June.|
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There is a single charge of £11.00 (plus VAT) for any bulb order from this website for delivery in the UK.
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Spring flowering bulbs ordered by 19th June will be dispatched in week 35
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