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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Purity'

Cosmos

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Key information

Plant type

Half-hardy annual

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Jonathan Buckley, copyright GAP Photos (47207)

Plant details

A pure white form of this popular border annual that flourishes in full sun, cosmos prefers moist but well-drained soil. Regular dead-heading encourages continual flowering, and from June to October the large, graceful, saucer-shaped flowers are handsomely offset by the masses of mid-green feathery foliage. It is advisable to stake early in the season. Cosmos make good cut flowers and are an excellent addition to the cutting garden.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Cosmos

Species: bipinnatus

Cultivar: Purity

Plant type: Half-hardy annual

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 120cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant: March to May


Reader reviews

Mattbeer87

A lovely feathery plant with masses of beautiful flowers that the bees absolutely adore!


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