Mr Fothergill's Cosmos Sensation Mixed
Cosmos bipinnatus - Cosmos Sensation Mixed
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These sensational single flower heads grow up to 3.5 in across in a range of reds, pinks and whites. The finely feathered foliage provides an attractive backdrop to lower growing plants. A half hardy annual which prefers a sunny position and relatively poor soil.

Growth Height — 120cm
Flowering Period — Summer, Autumn, Spring
Light Requirements — Part Shade
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Sow bean seeds spring and summer, all year round in warm northern areas. Sow 25mm (1in) deep in dark damp soil-avoid watering for a day or two afterwards. Sow 10-15cm (4-6in) apart allowing 50-60cm between rows. Ensure the danger of frosts has passed and protect plants from wind. Plant in 1-3m (3-10ft) rows and remove weeds regularly. Keep the roots cool, a mulch of garden compost will help considerably. Water well in dry weather.

This variety may be grown as a pole bean or a ground bean. If growing as a pole bean, support with canes, netting or bean frames. Grown as ground beans they don't require any support but their size should be contained by regularly pinching out growing tips when shoots are 20-30cm (9-12in) long. Additional fertiliser is not required as legumes produce their own nitrogen. They make an excellent soil improver.

Pruning Advice

Deadhead this plant to prolong its flowering season.