Should I plant my cosmos seeds now? The flowers are mixed pink, burgundy and white.
- Jill M.
Cosmos are very easy to grow from seeds. We grow two species of cosmos in our flower gardens.
The seeds you have are Cosmos bipinnatus. It prefers milder weather and blooms in white, pink and burgundy. Wait and plant the seeds in August or September for fall flowers.
Cosmos sulphureus, the other species, thrives in the torrid heat of summer, and produces flowers of yellow, orange or orange-red.
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