$2.50

(Cosmos bipinnatus) 56 days. Beautiful 1½-2 in. cosmos in shades of pink, red, and white, mostly with streaked petals. Good for cut flower arrangements. 4-5 ft. plants. Pkt (0.5 g, 75 seeds)

Cosmos

Cosmos Culture: 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.

See also Sunflowers and Drying Flowers. Key to Flower Cultural Notes.