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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. Here are some of the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow.


Cosmos bipinnatus Xanthos

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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Xanthos' Seeds

Cosmos Xanthos is an award winning plant growing to just 60cm/2 feet tall so they are brilliant for growing in exposed positions, for edging borders and for container planting. Xanthos has the usual Cosmos feathery apple green foliage and large daisy like flowers in the most gorgeous Sherbet Lemon colour. The flowers have a central yellow disc which attracts pollinating insects.

Cosmos are half hardy annuals originating from Mexico and South America. They will flower all summer from July onwards and go on flowering right up until the first frosts.

All Cosmos flowers are brilliant for cutting and they will last well over a week in fresh water.
The more flowers you cut the more the plants produce. They are amazingly productive plants... you will be able to cut buckets and buckets of Cosmos flowers this summer. What's more our bees and butterflies love Cosmos too!

GenusCosmos bipinnatus
Plant TypeHalf Hardy Annual
Height & Spread
60cm/40 inches tall x 30cm/12 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 30cm/12 inches between these shorter Cosmos plants.
Conditions RequiredGrow in full sun in moist but well drained soil. When the young plants reach 20cm/8 inches tall pinch out the tips to encourage side shoots to develop.
Flower ProductionCosmos take around 12-14 weeks to flower from a spring sowing.
Flowers are produced from July 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 Xanthos is a brilliant flower to grow because it combines beautifully
with other low growing plants such as Eschscholzia, Feverfew and Marigolds.

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