(Cosmos sulphureus) 59 days. [Introduced 1990 by SESE. Family heirloom from southern California.] Radiant orange, mostly single-petalled blooms, 2-2½ in. on 6-7 ft. plants. About 10% have red-bordered petals with some interior red streaks. Blooms all summer, very hardy. Pkt (1 g, 105 seeds)
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How to Grow: Annual. Germination: 14 days, 70 degrees F. 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.