Cosmos, “Rubenza” Seeds
Deeply colored 3″ blooms are beauteous in contrast when paired with white flowers and silver-foliage plants. A Fleuroselect Novelty award winner, this cosmos is a real standout in the garden or a vase, and butterflies love them, too. Blooms start out red-wine colored and turn to dusky rose as they age. Growing cosmos is an easy way to add color to your garden, as they require little attention and are drought tolerant.
300 mg packet contains ~29 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, cut stems just as flower buds begin to open.