Cosmos Lemonade (back Feb’23)
Cosmos bipinnatus Lemonade
Fabulous pale yellow colored cosmos variety with striking central white eye. Beautiful soft-toned and must-try cosmos that flowers all summer. due to its more branched growth and more manageable size, cosmos Lemonade is a great low border plant that grows 60 centimeters heigh while you can still cut from it. due to the fast flower production, you won’t even notice you snipped some flowers for the vase!
The Lemonade varieties are a crossbreed between late-flowering Japanese cosmos varieties combined with more branched and early types. This resulted in the delicate and soft tone blossoms, flowering en masse for a very long time. The smaller size makes them also great for use in patio pots and containers. cosmos in general need very little care, something that comes in handy when growing flowers in pots.
All cosmos varieties are very easy to grow, disease-free, and tolerant of poor soil, heat, and humidity. Being half-hardy plants will die when the first frost arrives.
Planting information to grow cosmos lemonade from seed:
Plant type: half-hardy annual
Height: 60 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 lemonade 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 and bushy, keep this in mind when you pick the final spot for your cosmos Lemonande
30 – 40 cm
|Days to mature||
75 – 90 days