Started by Simon - 2126 Friday, 02 February 2018

I have a hot dry Sydney front garden and every year the yellow self seeded cosmos pops up again. On the principle of "if you can"t beat them join them" I have planted four varieties including chocolate, seashells and daydream. Once I see what does best I"ll know which seeds to plant next year.

Kay - 2170 Monday, 13 August 2018

Hi Simon Any luck with the cosmos?

Simon - 2126 Monday, 13 August 2018

Hi Kay, Yes but this year I have a bigger seed range and decided to sow a mix of different colours in seed pots. Every seed seems to have come up so I"m hoping to keep them in pots till the spring flowers are over. With hind sight I should have held off a couple of months. In past years I have tried just scattering other colour Cosmos but without much success.

Kay - 2170 Monday, 13 August 2018

I had the yellow cosmos in my backyard, a few years ago now, and they just went wild and beautiful, all from scattered seeds. Havent tried any other colours though. Maybe I should try again, love cosmos. and poppies. Id like to try the pinks. Its been a pretty warm winter though, on average. You might be able to put your pots out sooner this year, though I have read somewhere (I think on the labels on the seed packets) that cosmos do better when planted directly rather than being transplanted. Best of luck, hope you get a great display

Simon - 2126 Friday, 17 August 2018

The Cosmos were sown in paper pots so there is no root disturbance. I have just put in some Diablo Red to add to the colour range.


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