Cosmos bipinnatus Apricotta seeds
Amazing new cosmos variety with soft rose, apricot, and peach. Guaranteed this flower will become your new favorite this summer! Compared to the apricot lemonade, another great cosmos variety the Apricotta is taller and less branching. The Apricotta variety will therefore be easier to cut flower from for flower arrangements. However, the Apricot Lemonade is smaller and easier to plant in the front of your garden. The Apricotta has warmer tones and the Apricot Lemonade is more fresh and sweet pink.
Planting information to grow cosmos Apricotta from seed:
Plant type: half-hardy annual
Height: 60-80 centimeters
Position: full sun
Start: 4-6 weeks before the last frost under glass or after frost outside
Number of days until plants bloom: 75-90 days
Distance between the plants: 30 to 40 centimeters
Pruning: when young plants are about 30 centimeters high
Number of seeds per pack: 50
How to grow cosmos Apricotta from seed?
Growing cosmos from seed is very easy. You can direct sow seeds once the soil has warmed up, but plants will flower relatively late in summer. To save space, and to get flowers earlier in the season we sow seeds in seed trays. You can start sowing seeds 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost date. Lightly cover the seeds with soil and try to keep seeds relatively warm, around 20°C. After 1 to 2 weeks seedling should emerge. To prevent leggy plants it’s best to lower temperature after seeds have germinated. Provide enough light. Often a windowsill is still too dark to give these seedlings enough light. After the danger of frost has passed you can plant out your cosmos plants in the garden. Plants grow big, keep this in mind when you pick the final spot for your cosmos double click pink.
Annual, Half-hardy annual
60 – 80 cm