Cosmos are always popular for their cheery, laid-back informality. These ‘easy to grow’ beauties produce vibrant daisy blooms above a mist of delicate, airy foliage. Cosmos 'Xsenia' is a particularly eye-catching variety for its unusual colouring. The cerise pink petals are flushed with apricot, which deepens as the bloom ages, creating a lovely blush effect. Plant Cosmos in bold groups for maximum impact. Perfect for beds, borders and patio containers to create a long lasting splash of summer colour. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16").
Pot up cosmos plants and grow them on in warm, frost free conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise cosmos plants to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days before planting out in beds, borders and containers. Choose a position in full sun on any moist, well drained soil.
When growing Cosmos plants, water regularly until they are fully established. Deadhead faded Cosmos flowers regularly to encourage more blooms to be produced throughout the summer.