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Cosmos ‘Sensation’

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.75m to 1m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPink, white, red
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Cosmos ‘Sensation’. Bears feathery, medium green leaves. Daisy-like flowers in shades of red, pink or white appear from early summer to early autumn.

Characteristics

Annual

Origin

S.U.S.A and C.America

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are half hardy to frost tender, and will need a sunny position. It will do best in moist but well drained soil. In mild areas, tubers of half hardy C.atrosanguineus may be over-wintered in ground if protected with a deep mulch.

Propagation

You can propagate the half-hardy species by basal cuttings in the spring, the annuals by seed in the autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, slugs and grey mould may be troublesome.

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