Mr Fothergill’s Cosmos Psyche White Seeds

3.20 “Price excl. VAT: 2.82

The ruffled, semi-double flower heads of Psyche White, a pure white seed variety, will add a touch of cool elegance and tranquility to summer borders, especially when planted as a foil to hot, fiery colours. Very eye-catching and also splendid for cutting.

A Best Buy variety as recommended by the Gardening Press and Consumer Groups.

Cosmos is a half-hardy annual, which flowers the same year as sowing. Originally from Mexico, it does best in a warm, sunny position on free-draining soils. Very fertile soils may promote foliage production at the expense of flowers.

Few half hardy annuals can match Cosmos (sometimes called Cosmea) when it comes to filling gaps in borders, where its ethereal, ferny foliage and large, elegant blooms are sure to turn heads. But cosmos is much more than just a ‘filler’! It makes a magnificent centrepiece to island beds and looks particularly striking when grown in large, informal drifts.

Half Hardy Annual (HHA)
Full Sun
Suitable for Attracting Butterflies
Suitable for Attracting Bees
Suitable For Cutting
Perfect for Pollination
Height: 120cm(48in)
Habit: Tall

60 Seeds
Sow indoors for surest results, February-April, 0.5cm (¼”) deep, in trays of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Transplant seedlings, 5cm (2″) apart, to other trays when large enough to handle (always hold by a leaf, never by the stem). Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out into well-drained soil, May-June, 30cm (1′) apart, when frosts are over. Or, sow outdoors for ease, April-May, where they are to flower, 1.5cm (½”) deep, into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 30cm (1′) apart. Water well until plants are established. Flowers: June-October.
Remove dead heads regularly to prolong the flowering season.

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