Cosmos Culture: Prefers full sun. Tolerates partial shade, poor soils, and drought once established. For earlier blooms sow indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Or sow outdoors after all danger of frost. Plant 1/4" deep; thin to 12"-14" spacing. Deadhead to prolong blooming. Seed heads will attract birds.

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Cosmos, Memories of Mona 1 g

Retail Price: $2.50

(Cosmos sp.) 57 days. [Introduced 1998 by SESE. A red selection of Mona’s Orange developed by Dr. Jeff McCormack as a tribute to Mona Spangler.] An extremely hardy, drought-resistant, brightly colored cosmos. Orange and red flowers range from solid deep red to bright orange, many with red borders and streaks. Flowers are 2-2½ in. wide. 6 ft. plants bear until frost. Pkt (1 g, 105 seeds)
  • Catalog #: 01141

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