Cosmos Tip Top
Cosmos bipinnatus Tip Top Picotee seeds
If you like to grow cosmos because you like to use them as a cut flower, then this is definitely the variety you should add to your garden. The flowers appear on long stems above the plant’s foliage. This not makes them easy to cut for the vase but also has a beautiful effect when used as garden plants.
Planting information to grow cosmos Tip Top from seed:
Plant type: half hardy annual
Height: 100 centimeters
Position: full sun
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 Tip Top 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 Tip Top.
30 – 40 cm
|Days to mature||
75 – 90 days
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Cosmos Tip Top