Cosmos, “Diablo” Seeds
Vibrant, bold blossoms on tall stems make a big statement in the garden. Cosmos put on a big show from midsummer until first fall frost, providing pollen and nectar for bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. Grows loads of cut flowers for your bouquets. A great choice for wildflower areas, as they are drought tolerant and practically care-free. A 1974 All-America Selections winner.
500 mg packet contains ~60 seeds
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.