Cosmos, “Apricotta” Seeds
‘Apricotta’ is a 2021 Fleuroselect Novelty Award winner, and it’s easy to see why. Cosmos are always a favorite for their cheerful bounty of blooms, and this color has us swooning! Stunning apricot-pink blooms with yellow centers atop sturdy, tall stems make them ideal for cutting. Cosmos attract pollinators, are drought-tolerant, and easy to care for.
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: Barely cover
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"
Thinning: When 1" – 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"
Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest in the morning, choosing stems with flower buds that have just begun to open. Change vase water frequently.