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Gillian McCullochWelcome to Country Garden Seeds!

Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife.

Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife?
The truth is that it’s not just a dream but a distinct possibility for you.

In this shop you will find flower seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. I have grown these flowers myself then selected the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow. To find out more about a plant just click on the images below to open the page and read more about how to grow them.

Seeds to sow in May.

There are lots of lovely Hardy Annual Seeds to sow in April. They are beautiful in your garden, excellent for wildlife and brilliant for cut flowers too.

May is the month to sow Half Hardy Annuals too.  Cosmos Antirrhinum (Snapdragons) Rudbeckia and Cleome can all be sown now.

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Cosmos 'Double Click Cranberries'

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Cosmos 'Double Click Cranberries' 00153

Cosmos 'Double Click Cranberries' Seeds

Cosmos Double Click Cranberries is a lovely new plant that will grow up to 60-90cm/2-3 feet tall so it’s brilliant in the middle of your borders and great for your cut flower patch. It has feathery apple green foliage and large fully double and semi-double daisy-like flowers in the most gorgeous cranberry red shades.

Cosmos are half hardy annuals from Mexico and South America. Over the years they have become classic English cottage garden plants because they flower all summer and go on flowering right up until the first frosts.

Cosmos flowers are brilliant for cutting. They will last a week in fresh water. The more flowers you cut the more the plants produce. These are amazingly productive plants and what's more our bees and butterflies love Cosmos too!

GenusCosmos bipinnatus
VarietyDouble Click Cranberries
Plant TypeHalf Hardy Annual
Height & Spread
60-90cm/2-3 feet tall x 50cm/20 inches
Sow SeedsSow under cover in spring. Lightly cover with a fine layer of compost or vermiculite... Cosmos need light to germinate. Grow seedlings on then plant out your young plants after the last frosts. Direct sow seed in flowering positions from May onwards.
Thin/Plant OutCosmos need plenty of space to develop and grow. Allow about 45cm/18 inches between plants. Seedlings transplant well so you could do what I do and grow a few in large pots to fill any gaps in your planting schemes.
Conditions RequiredGrow in full sun in moist but well drained soil. Provide support such as pea and bean netting stretched horizontally. When the young plants reach 20cm/8 inches tall pinch out the tips to encourage side shoots to develop.
Flower ProductionCosmos takes around 14 weeks to flower from a spring sowing. Flowers are produced from June until the first frosts in October. Keep cutting and dead heading to produce more flowers.
PickingCut Cosmos flowers when it’s cool… early in the morning or in the evening and pop them straight into a tall bucket of fresh water. Cosmos blooms will last 7 – 10 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsCosmos Double Click combines beautifully with other tall plants such as
Ammi, Nicotiana Whisper, Cleome and Larkspur.

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