Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata White'

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata White'

Cosmos

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata White'
  • Common name: Cosmos
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 60cm

Spread: 38cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Daisy-like cosmos flowers are easy-to-grow and versatile annuals. They can be used to plug gaps in borders, grown as a feature in their own right or as part of a container display. The flowers attract a variety of bees, butterflies and hoverflies, and also make a good cut flower.

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata White' is a compact cosmos, bearing masses of pure white, single, saucer-shaped flowers, in contrast with bright green, feathery foliage. It's perfect for growing in pots and both its flowers and foliage work well in cut flower arrangements. For best results grow Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata White' in moist but well-drained soil, in full sun. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage repeat-flowering.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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